Michael Ondaatje

by Douglas Barbour

Publisher: Twayne Publishers, Publisher: Maxwell Macmillan Canada, Publisher: Maxwell Macmillan International in New York, Toronto, New York

Written in English
Cover of: Michael Ondaatje | Douglas Barbour
Published: Pages: 246 Downloads: 157
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  • Canada

Subjects:

  • Ondaatje, Michael, 1943- -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Canada -- In literature

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-241) and index.

StatementDouglas Barbour.
SeriesTwayne"s world author series ;, TWAS 835., Canadian literature, Twayne"s world authors series ;, TWAS 835., Twayne"s world authors series.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR9199.3.O5 Z58 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 246 p. ;
Number of Pages246
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1723521M
ISBN 100805782907
LC Control Number92027095

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