Diderot thresholds of representation by James Creech

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  • Diderot, Denis, 1713-1784 -- Criticism and interpretation.,
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StatementJames Creech.
LC ClassificationsPQ1979 .C7 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 213 p. ;
Number of Pages213
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2544109M
ISBN 100814203930
LC Control Number85025881

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