A short history of Irish literature by Seamus Deane

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Published by Hutchinson Education in London .

Written in English

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  • Irish literature -- History and criticism

Edition Notes

Includes bibliography and index.

Book details

StatementSeamus Deane.
LC ClassificationsPB1306
The Physical Object
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23134185M
ISBN 100091613604, 0091613612

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