The Anatomy of Moments. / Fordham, Finn.

In: Modernist Cultures, Vol. 13, No. 2, 05.2018, p. 165-186.

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The Anatomy of Moments. / Fordham, Finn.

In: Modernist Cultures, Vol. 13, No. 2, 05.2018, p. 165-186.

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Fordham, F 2018, 'The Anatomy of Moments', Modernist Cultures, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 165-186. https://doi.org/10.3366/mod.2018.0204

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Fordham, F. (2018). The Anatomy of Moments. Modernist Cultures, 13(2), 165-186. https://doi.org/10.3366/mod.2018.0204

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Fordham F. The Anatomy of Moments. Modernist Cultures. 2018 May;13(2):165-186. https://doi.org/10.3366/mod.2018.0204

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Fordham, Finn. / The Anatomy of Moments. In: Modernist Cultures. 2018 ; Vol. 13, No. 2. pp. 165-186.

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