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An Atheist’s Spirituality: Jim Crace’s Post-Religious Fiction

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An Atheist’s Spirituality : Jim Crace’s Post-Religious Fiction. / Tate, Andrew William.

Jim Crace: Into the Wilderness. ed. / Katy Shaw; Kate Aughterson. Cham : Palgrave, 2018. p. 181-196.

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Tate, AW 2018, An Atheist’s Spirituality: Jim Crace’s Post-Religious Fiction. in K Shaw & K Aughterson (eds), Jim Crace: Into the Wilderness. Palgrave, Cham, pp. 181-196. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94093-9_12

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Tate, A. W. (2018). An Atheist’s Spirituality: Jim Crace’s Post-Religious Fiction. In K. Shaw, & K. Aughterson (Eds.), Jim Crace: Into the Wilderness (pp. 181-196). Palgrave. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94093-9_12

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Tate AW. An Atheist’s Spirituality: Jim Crace’s Post-Religious Fiction. In Shaw K, Aughterson K, editors, Jim Crace: Into the Wilderness. Cham: Palgrave. 2018. p. 181-196 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94093-9_12

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Tate, Andrew William. / An Atheist’s Spirituality : Jim Crace’s Post-Religious Fiction. Jim Crace: Into the Wilderness. editor / Katy Shaw ; Kate Aughterson. Cham : Palgrave, 2018. pp. 181-196

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