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The Chicago of fiction

a resource guide

by James A. Kaser

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  • 29 Currently reading

Published by Scarecrow Press in Lanham, Md .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementJames A. Kaser
Classifications
LC ClassificationsZ1278.C5 K37 2011, PS374.C44 K37 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24524448M
ISBN 109780810877245
LC Control Number2010032540
OCLC/WorldCa656248584

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