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The rhetoric of doubtful authority deconstructive readings of self-questioning narratives, St. Augustine to Faulkner by Ralph Flores

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Published by Cornell University Press in Ithaca .
Written in English


  • Deconstruction,
  • Authority in literature

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementRalph Flores.
LC ClassificationsPN98.D43 F4 1984
The Physical Object
Pagination175 p. ;
Number of Pages175
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3173041M
ISBN 100801416256
LC Control Number83015297

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