From Kafka to Sebald
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From Kafka to Sebald modernism and narrative form by Wilke, Sabine

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Published by Continuum in New York .
Written in English


  • German fiction,
  • Modernism (Literature),
  • History and criticism,
  • Narration (Rhetoric)

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Sabine Wilke
LC ClassificationsPN3383.N35 F76 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25331202M
ISBN 109781441122674
LC Control Number2012019025

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