Eating, Drinking and Re-Thinking: Marguerite Duras's Moderato cantabile (1958). / Cruickshank, Ruth.

In: Forum for Modern Language Studies, Vol. 49, No. 3, 01.07.2013, p. 300-312.

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In: Forum for Modern Language Studies, Vol. 49, No. 3, 01.07.2013, p. 300-312.

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