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Mexican writers on writing

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Published by Trinity University Press in San Antonio, Tex .
Written in English


  • Mexican literature,
  • Authorship -- Literary collections

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Margaret Sayers Peden
GenreLiterary collections
SeriesThe writer"s world, Writer"s world (San Antonio, Tex.)
ContributionsPeden, Margaret Sayers
LC ClassificationsPQ7236.5.A98 M49 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 210 p. ;
Number of Pages210
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17227198M
ISBN 101595340289, 1595340343
ISBN 109781595340283, 9781595340344
LC Control Number2006037076

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