Modern Irish fiction

a critique
  • 179 Pages
  • 1.86 MB
  • English
Golden Eagle Books , Dublin [Ireland]
History and criticism, Irish fi
Statementby Benedict Kiely
The Physical Object
Pagination179 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26979855M

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