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The measure of the world

a novel

by Denis Guedj

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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementDenis Guedj ; translated by Arthur Goldhammer.
ContributionsGoldhammer, Arthur.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPQ2667.U3555 M4713 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 298 p. :
Number of Pages298
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3937270M
ISBN 100226310302
LC Control Number2001000488

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