Une histoire vraie : La terre et le ciel de Jacques Dorme d'Andreï Makine comme exemple de métafiction historiographique. / Duffy, Helena.

In: Romanica Wratislaviensia, Vol. 61, No. 1, 2014, p. 121-37.

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Une histoire vraie : La terre et le ciel de Jacques Dorme d'Andreï Makine comme exemple de métafiction historiographique. / Duffy, Helena.

In: Romanica Wratislaviensia, Vol. 61, No. 1, 2014, p. 121-37.

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