Kurt Wolff: A Portrait in Essays & Letters

WOLFF, Kurt

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Place Published: Chicago
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Date Published: 1991

Description: Edited With a Forward by Michael Eermarth. Translated by Deborah Lucas Schneider. Frontis. xxviii + 223pp., 8vo, cloth-backed boards, d.w.; dust wrapper price clipped. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, (1991). A fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper.

Jacket: Y
Binding: hardcover
Condition: fine
ISBN: 0226905519
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 223367


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