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Published by New Directions Pub. Corp. in New York .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

StatementJavier Marías ; translated by Margaret Jull Costa
ContributionsCosta, Margaret Jull
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPQ6663.A7218 A613 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 162 p. ;
Number of Pages162
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16987741M
ISBN 100811214311
LC Control Number99089177

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