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Language death night outside

Peter Waterhouse

Language death night outside

poem, novel

by Peter Waterhouse

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Published by Burning Deck in Providence .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementPeter Waterhouse ; translated from the German by Rosmarie Waldrop.
SeriesDICHTEN = -- no. 11
ContributionsWaldrop, Rosmarie.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPT2685.A835 S7713 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination128 p. ;
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24122126M
ISBN 101886224994
ISBN 109781886224995
LC Control Number2009504169


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