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Published by University of Minnesota Press in Minneapolis, Minn .
Written in English



  • French-speaking countries,
  • French-speaking countries.


  • French literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.,
  • French literature -- French-speaking countries -- History and criticism.,
  • Women and literature -- French-speaking countries.,
  • Postcolonialism -- French-speaking countries.,
  • Postcolonialism in literature.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementMary Jean Green ... [et al.], editors.
ContributionsGreen, Mary Jean Matthews.
LC ClassificationsPQ149 .P57 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxxii, 359 p. ;
Number of Pages359
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL807230M
ISBN 100816626286, 0816626294
LC Control Number95043890

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