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American literature: mirror, lens, or prism?

Cleanth Brooks

American literature: mirror, lens, or prism?

Sir George Watson Lecture delivered in the University of Leicester, 28 April 1966.

by Cleanth Brooks

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Published by Leicester University Press in [Leicester] .
Written in English


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