Writing the Apocalypse

historical vision in contemporary U.S. and Latin American fiction by Lois Parkinson Zamora

Publisher: Cambridge University Press in Cambridge [England], New York

Written in English
Cover of: Writing the Apocalypse | Lois Parkinson Zamora
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Subjects:

  • Spanish American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.,
  • American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.,
  • Historical fiction, Spanish American -- History and criticism.,
  • Historical fiction, American -- History and criticism.

Edition Notes

StatementLois Parkinson Zamora.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPQ7082.N7 Z36 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 233 p. ;
Number of Pages233
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2034882M
ISBN 100521362237
LC Control Number88010947

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