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The new criticism by John Crowe Ransom

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Published by New Directions in Norfolk, Conn .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Criticism.,
  • Poetry -- History and criticism.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby John Crowe Ransom.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN1031 .P3
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 339 p.
Number of Pages339
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6421254M
LC Control Number41016905
OCLC/WorldCa1222665

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