René Leys a novel by Victor Segalen

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Published by Overlook Press in Woodstock, N.Y .

Written in English

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Places:

  • China

Subjects:

  • China -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.

Edition Notes

Book details

Statementby Victor Segalen ; translated from the French by J.A. Underwood.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPQ2637.E33 R413 1988
The Physical Object
Pagination223 p. ;
Number of Pages223
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2061287M
ISBN 100879513241
LC Control Number88042723
OCLC/WorldCa18071957

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