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Love, Life, Goethe Lessons of the Imagination from the Great German Poet by John Armstrong

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Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York .
Written in English


Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Paginationxv, 482 p.
Number of Pages504
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7423423M
ISBN 100374299684
ISBN 109780374299682

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