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Houellebecq, or, the carnival of spite. / Diken, Bulent.

In: Journal for Cultural Research, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2007, p. 57-73.

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Diken, B 2007, 'Houellebecq, or, the carnival of spite', Journal for Cultural Research, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 57-73. https://doi.org/10.1080/14797580601149767

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Diken B. Houellebecq, or, the carnival of spite. Journal for Cultural Research. 2007;11(1):57-73. doi: 10.1080/14797580601149767

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Diken, Bulent. / Houellebecq, or, the carnival of spite. In: Journal for Cultural Research. 2007 ; Vol. 11, No. 1. pp. 57-73.

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