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Published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in New York .
Written in English


  • Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 or 18 A.D. -- Parodies, imitations, etc.,
  • Mythology, Classical -- Poetry.,
  • English poetry -- 20th century.,
  • Metamorphosis -- Mythology -- Poetry.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementedited by Michael Hofmann and James Lasdun.
ContributionsHofmann, Michael, 1957 Aug. 25-, Lasdun, James.
LC ClassificationsPR1195.M8 A35 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 297 p. ;
Number of Pages297
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1090221M
ISBN 100374101973
LC Control Number94014358

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