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Polio and Its Aftermath

The Paralysis of Culture

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HARDCOVER

$37.00 • £29.95 • €33.50

ISBN 9780674013155

Publication Date: 06/15/2005

Short

336 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

25 halftones

World

Marc Shell is Irving Babbitt Professor of Comparative Literature and Professor of English at Harvard University.

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