The Liberation from Narrative : Poetry and 9/11

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PÖHLMANN, Sascha, 2010. The Liberation from Narrative : Poetry and 9/11. In: Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik. 58(1), pp. 5-21. ISSN 0044-2305. eISSN 2196-4726. Available under: doi: 10.1515/zaa.2010.58.1.5

@article{Pohlmann2010Liber-46910, title={The Liberation from Narrative : Poetry and 9/11}, year={2010}, doi={10.1515/zaa.2010.58.1.5}, number={1}, volume={58}, issn={0044-2305}, journal={Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik}, pages={5--21}, author={Pöhlmann, Sascha} }

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