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Published by MIT Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [189]-199).

StatementKojin Karatani ; translated by Sabu Kohso ; edited by Michael Speaks.
SeriesWriting architecture
ContributionsSpeaks, Michael.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsAC146 .K321313 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationxlv, 199 p. :
Number of Pages199
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL786356M
ISBN 100262611139
LC Control Number95018602

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