Revolutions in Reverse

Essays on Politics, Violence, Art, and Imagination

Revolutions in Reverse (2011, Minor Compositions)

Paperback, 114 pages

English language

Published Jan. 23, 2011 by Minor Compositions.

ISBN:
9781570272431
OCLC Number:
953184183

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