Stephen Spender the authorized biography by Sutherland, John

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Published by Viking in London, New York .

Written in English

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  • Spender, Stephen, -- 1909-1995,
  • Poets, English -- 20th century -- Biography.

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StatementJohn Sutherland.
LC ClassificationsPR6037.P47 Z88 2004
The Physical Object
Pagination627 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of Pages627
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22596701M
ISBN 100670883034

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