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Published by Gale Cengage Learning in Detroit, MI .
Written in English


  • American poetry -- 20th century -- Bio-bibliography -- Dictionaries.,
  • Natural history -- United States -- Bio-bibliography -- Dictionaries.,
  • Poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Dictionaries.,
  • Naturalists -- United States -- Biography -- Dictionaries.,
  • Nature in literature -- Dictionaries.

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by J. Scott Bryson and Roger Thompson.
SeriesDictionary of literary biography -- v. 342
ContributionsBryson, J. Scott, 1968-, Thompson, Roger, 1970-
LC ClassificationsPS323.5 T94 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20988648M
ISBN 109780787681609
LC Control Number2008022299

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