Ralph Ellison, the genesis of an artist by Rudolf F. Dietze

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Published by H. Carl in Nürnberg .

Written in English

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  • Ellison, Ralph -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • African Americans in literature.

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Statementvon Rudolf F. Dietze.
SeriesErlanger Beiträge zur Sprach- und Kunstwissenschaft ;, Bd. 70
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3555.L625 Z64 1982
The Physical Object
Pagination203 p. ;
Number of Pages203
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3060879M
ISBN 103418000703
LC Control Number82156697

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