The death of literature by Alvin B. Kernan

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Postmodernism (Literature),
  • Criticism.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-224) and index.

Book details

StatementAlvin Kernan.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN98.P67 K47 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 230 p. ;
Number of Pages230
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1871642M
ISBN 100300047835
LC Control Number90031208

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