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Myth and history in the contemporary Spanish novel

Jo Labanyi

Myth and history in the contemporary Spanish novel

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Spanish fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliography and index.

    StatementJo Labanyi.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination283p. ;
    Number of Pages283
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17185305M
    ISBN 100521246229

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