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Soul mountain by Gao Xingjian

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Published by Flamingo in London .
Written in English


Book details:

Edition Notes

Translation of: Lingshan.

StatementGao Xingjian ; translated from the Chinese by Mabel Lee.
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 510p. ;
Number of Pages510
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16000654M
ISBN 100007119224

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