Ethics and aesthetics of freedom in American and Chinese realism by Wenying Xu

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Published by Edwin Mellen Press in Lewiston, N.Y .

Written in English

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  • American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism,
  • Chinese literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism,
  • Literature, Comparative -- American and Chinese,
  • Literature, Comparative -- Chinese and American,
  • Liberty in literature,
  • Realism in literature,
  • Ethics in literature

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 353-369) and index.

Book details

StatementWenying Xu.
SeriesStudies in comparative literature ;, v. 60, Studies in comparative literature (Lewiston, N.Y.) ;, v. 60.
LC ClassificationsPS159.C5 X8 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 372 p. ;
Number of Pages372
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3685951M
ISBN 100773466711
LC Control Number2003048846

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