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Persons and Things

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$28.50 • £22.95 • €25.50

ISBN 9780674046283

Publication Date: 03/31/2010

Short

272 pages

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

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Barbara Johnson taught in the departments of English and Comparative Literature at Harvard University and was the Frederic Wertham Professor of Law and Psychiatry in Society. She is the author of The Critical Difference, A World of Difference, and The Wake of Deconstruction.

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