Angela Carter’s The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman, Hermeneutics of Desire

2012-07-01

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N. Birlik, Angela Carter’s The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman, Hermeneutics of Desire. 2012.