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Heartsnatcher by Boris Vian

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Published by Dalkey Archive Press in [Normal, Ill.] .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

StatementBoris Vian ; introduction by John Sturrock ; foreword by Raymond Queneau ; translated from the French by Stanley Chapman.
SeriesFrench literature series, French literature series (Normal, Ill.)
ContributionsChapman, Stanley.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPQ2643.I152 A8613 2003
The Physical Object
Pagination245 p. ;
Number of Pages245
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3688699M
ISBN 101564782999
LC Control Number2003055446
OCLC/WorldCa52553921

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