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Trying to understand what it means to be a feminist

essays on women writers

by Rochelle Ratner

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  • 34 Currently reading

Published by Contact II Publications in New York, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American poetry -- Women authors -- History and criticism,
  • American poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index

    Statementby Rochelle Ratner
    The Physical Object
    Pagination78 p. ;
    Number of Pages78
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16217388M
    ISBN 100936556102


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