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Writing a woman"s life by Carolyn G. Heilbrun

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Published by Norton in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Women -- Biography -- History and criticism,
  • Biography as a literary form,
  • Autobiography -- Women authors,
  • Women -- Biography -- Authorship,
  • Women and literature

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementCarolyn G. Heilbrun.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsCT3203 .H44 1988
The Physical Object
Pagination144 p. ;
Number of Pages144
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2403349M
ISBN 100393026019
LC Control Number87033773

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