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Diary of a mad playwright

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Published by Dutton in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Kirkwood, James, 1930- -- Diaries.,
  • Kirkwood, James, 1930- ,
  • Dramatists, American -- 20th century -- Diaries.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJames Kirkwood.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3561.I72 Z464 1989
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxv, 336 p., [16] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages336
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2049570M
    ISBN 100525247610
    LC Control Number88027089


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