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Art of Walker Percy

Art of Walker Percy

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Published by Louisiana State University Press, c1979. in Baton Rouge .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Percy, Walker, 1916- -- Criticism and interpretation

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    SeriesSouthern literary studies, Southern literary studies
    ContributionsBroughton, Panthea Reid
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxix, 311 p. -- ;
    Number of Pages311
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19319760M


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