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Cultural impact and the power of myth in popular public constructions of authorship

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Cultural impact and the power of myth in popular public constructions of authorship. / Braun, Rebecca.

Cultural impact in the German context: studies in transmission, reception, and influence. ed. / Rebecca Braun; Lyn Marven. Rochester, NY : Camden House, 2010. p. 78-96.

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Braun, R 2010, Cultural impact and the power of myth in popular public constructions of authorship. in R Braun & L Marven (eds), Cultural impact in the German context: studies in transmission, reception, and influence. Camden House, Rochester, NY, pp. 78-96.

APA

Braun, R. (2010). Cultural impact and the power of myth in popular public constructions of authorship. In R. Braun, & L. Marven (Eds.), Cultural impact in the German context: studies in transmission, reception, and influence (pp. 78-96). Camden House.

Vancouver

Braun R. Cultural impact and the power of myth in popular public constructions of authorship. In Braun R, Marven L, editors, Cultural impact in the German context: studies in transmission, reception, and influence. Rochester, NY: Camden House. 2010. p. 78-96

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Braun, Rebecca. / Cultural impact and the power of myth in popular public constructions of authorship. Cultural impact in the German context: studies in transmission, reception, and influence. editor / Rebecca Braun ; Lyn Marven. Rochester, NY : Camden House, 2010. pp. 78-96

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