Though cynics scoff by Freda Efter Blanard

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Published by Dorrance in Philadelphia .

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Statementby Freda E. Blanard, née Freda Efter.
SeriesContemporary poets of Dorrance,, 603
LC ClassificationsPS3552.L36 T4
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Pagination80 p.
Number of Pages80
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Open LibraryOL5943324M
LC Control Number65014288

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