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Published by Norton in New York .
Written in English

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 63.

StatementA new verse translation by Marie Borroff.
ContributionsBorroff, Marie.
LC ClassificationsPR2065 .G3 1967
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 63 p.
Number of Pages63
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17761016M
LC Control Number67016601

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