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Ignazio Silone: novel as an instrument of social and political criticism.

Linda Maria Filippi

Ignazio Silone: novel as an instrument of social and political criticism.

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Written in English


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Thesis (M.A.)--The Queen"s University of Belfast, 1983.

ContributionsSilone, Ignazio, 1900-1978.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21447065M

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