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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English


  • Poets,
  • Humor,
  • Anecdotes

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Edition Notes

StatementAndrei Codrescu
LC ClassificationsPS3553.O3 P64 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination118 p. :
Number of Pages118
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24815505M
ISBN 100691147248
ISBN 109780691147246
LC Control Number2010006053

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