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Feminist literary criticism

Sanjukta Das

Feminist literary criticism

a new look at old things

by Sanjukta Das

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Published by Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta in Calcutta .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Feminist literary criticism.,
  • Women in literature.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementSanjukta Das.
    SeriesOccasional paper ;, no. 99, Occasional paper (Centre for Studies in Social Sciences) ;, no. 99.
    ContributionsCentre for Studies in Social Sciences.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN98 .W64, Microfiche 88/60098
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination53 p.
    Number of Pages53
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2168954M
    LC Control Number88910807

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