Philosopher or dog? by Machado de Assis

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Published by Noonday Press in New York .

Written in English

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StatementMachado de Assis ; translated from the Portuguese by Clotilde Wilson.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPQ9697.M18 Q513 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 271 p. ;
Number of Pages271
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1707933M
ISBN 100374523282
LC Control Number92009463

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