Cosmographie Metafiction in Sesshu Foster's "Atomik Aztex"

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PÖHLMANN, Sascha, 2010. Cosmographie Metafiction in Sesshu Foster's "Atomik Aztex". In: Amerikastudien = American Studies. 55(2), pp. 223-248. ISSN 0340-2827

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