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An explanation of America

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementRobert Pinsky.
SeriesPrinceton series of contemporary poets
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3566.I54 E9
The Physical Object
Pagination65 p. ;
Number of Pages65
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4433818M
ISBN 100691064075, 0691013608
LC Control Number79084010

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