The Foreign Legion stories and chronicles by Clarice Lispector

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Published by Carcanet in Manchester .

Written in English

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  • Short stories, Brazilian -- Translations into English.

Edition Notes

Translation of: Legião Estrangeira.

Book details

StatementClarice Lispector ; translated with an afterword by Giovanni Pontiero.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPQ9697.L585 L413 1986
The Physical Object
Pagination219 p. ;
Number of Pages219
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2306122M
ISBN 100856356271
LC Control Number86181866
OCLC/WorldCa16224436

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