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Published by Grove Press in New York .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Translation of, La maladie de la morte , published Paris : Editions de Minuit, 1982.

Statementby Marguerite Duras ; translated from the French by Barbara Bray.
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LC ClassificationsPQ2607.U8245
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21360939M
ISBN 100394538668, 0394621751

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