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Ref PT41.G37 1997
Ref PT91 +E53 2000 v. 1 & 2
Women writers of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland : an annotated bio-bibliographical guide / edited by Elke Frederiksen. New York : Greenwood Press, 1989.
Ref PT167 .W66 1989
Dictionary of Literary Biography
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