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StatementItalo Calvino ; translated by Martin McLaughlin
ContributionsMcLaughlin, M. L. (Martin L.), translator
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LC ClassificationsPQ4809.A45 C5513 2014
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 209 pages
Number of Pages209
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Open LibraryOL27166498M
ISBN 100544146468
ISBN 109780544146464
LC Control Number2014001373
OCLC/WorldCa892303164, 869552437

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