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American ambitions selected essays on literary and cultural themes by Monroe Kirklyndorf Spears

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Published by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore .
Written in English



  • United States


  • American literature -- History and criticism.,
  • United States -- Intellectual life.

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Edition Notes

StatementMonroe K. Spears.
LC ClassificationsPS121 .S547 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 267 p. ;
Number of Pages267
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2727516M
ISBN 100801834147
LC Control Number86021403

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