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stepmother tongue

an introduction to new Anglophone fiction

by Skinner, John

  • 21 Want to read
  • 11 Currently reading

Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Foreign countries,
  • English-speaking countries.
    • Subjects:
    • English fiction -- History and criticism,
    • American fiction -- Minority authors -- History and criticism,
    • English fiction -- Foreign countries -- History and criticism,
    • English fiction -- Minority authors -- History and criticism,
    • Commonwealth fiction (English) -- History and criticism,
    • English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism,
    • Books and reading -- English-speaking countries,
    • Decolonization in literature,
    • Second language acquisition,
    • Ethnic groups in literature,
    • Minorities in literature

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-342) and indexes.

      StatementJohn Skinner.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR9084 .S58 1998
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 357 p. ;
      Number of Pages357
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL688016M
      ISBN 100312211767, 0312211775
      LC Control Number97034991


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