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Self-consciousness: memoirs by John Updike

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Published by Deutsch in London [England] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Updike, John -- Biography,
  • Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography

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Edition Notes

StatementJohn Updike.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3571.P4 Z475 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 245 p. ;
Number of Pages245
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20575184M
ISBN 100233983902

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