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No Passion Spent Essays 1978-1995 by George Steiner

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Published by Yale University Press .
Written in English


  • Other prose: from c 1900 -,
  • Postwar period, 1945 to c 2000,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • Literary Collections,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
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Number of Pages448
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Open LibraryOL9342299M
ISBN 100300074409
ISBN 109780300074406

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