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Language and the sacred in Canadian poet bpNichol"s the Martyrology by Susan E. Billingham

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Published by E. Mellen Press in Lewiston, N.Y .
Written in English


  • Nichol, B. P., 1944-,
  • Nichol, B. P., 1944- -- Language.,
  • Holy, The, in literature.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-303) and index.

StatementSusan E. Billingham.
SeriesCanadian studies ;, v. 28, Canadian studies (Lewiston, N.Y.) ;, v. 28.
LC ClassificationsPR9199.3.N48 M334 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvii, 316 p. :
Number of Pages316
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6795073M
ISBN 100773475915, 088946197X
LC Control Number00064555

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