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Translating the in-between: literatures of performance and the relationship between language, literature and society

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Translating the in-between : literatures of performance and the relationship between language, literature and society. / Crawshaw, Robert.

From literature to cultural literacy. ed. / Naomi Segal; Daniela Koleva. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

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Crawshaw R. Translating the in-between: literatures of performance and the relationship between language, literature and society. In Segal N, Koleva D, editors, From literature to cultural literacy. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 2014

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Crawshaw, Robert. / Translating the in-between : literatures of performance and the relationship between language, literature and society. From literature to cultural literacy. editor / Naomi Segal ; Daniela Koleva. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

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