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Published by Institute for the Humanities, Simon Fraser University in Burnaby .

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Essays from the National Symposium of the Humanities, Vancouver, B.C., 1983.

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Statementedited by: David Wallace.
ContributionsWallace, David, 1954-, National Symposium of the Humanities (1983 : Vancouver)
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