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Letters to a young novelist

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


  • Fiction -- Authorship,
  • Imaginary letters

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Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementMario Vargas Llosa ; translated by Natasha Wimmer.
ContributionsWimmer, Natasha.
LC ClassificationsPN3365.V2713 2002
The Physical Object
Pagination136 p. ;
Number of Pages136
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3572248M
ISBN 100374119163
LC Control Number2002101065

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