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Published by Harper & Row in New York .
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  • City and town life -- Literary collection.

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Statementedited by David M. Cook, Craig G. Swauger.
ContributionsSwauger, Craig G.
LC ClassificationsPE1122
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Open LibraryOL14887171M
ISBN 100060413549

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