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Published by Penguin in Harmondsworth .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

StatementTadeusz Konwicki ; translated by Richard Lourie ; introduction by Joanna Rostropowicz Clark ; translated by Celina Wieniewska.
SeriesWriters from the other Europe
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi,211p. ;
Number of Pages211
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21141929M
ISBN 100140065903

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