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The Promise of Memory

Childhood Recollection and Its Objects in Literary Modernism

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$42.00 • £33.95 • €38.00

ISBN 9780674061460

Publication Date: 10/10/2011

Short

284 pages

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

8 halftones

World

Lorna Martens is Professor of German and Comparative Literature at the University of Virginia.

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