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Published by University of South Carolina Press in Columbia .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Johnson, Charles Richard, 1948- -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • African Americans in literature.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-247) and index.

StatementGary Storhoff.
SeriesUnderstanding contemporary American literature
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3560.O3735 Z86 2004
The Physical Object
Pagination255 p. ;
Number of Pages255
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3293175M
ISBN 101570035628
LC Control Number2004012287

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