Chaim Potok and Jewish-American culture
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Chaim Potok and Jewish-American culture three essays : [a memorial symposium, Jewish Studies Program, University of Pennsylvania].

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Published by Jewish Studies Program, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Penn .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Potok, Chaim -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • Jews in literature.

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ContributionsUniversity of Pennsylvania. Jewish Studies Program.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3566.O69 Z67 2002
The Physical Object
Pagination22 p. :
Number of Pages22
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19821854M

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