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Metamorphic Becomings: Yoko Tawada's 'Opium für Ovid: Ein Kopfkissenbuch von 22 Frauen'

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Metamorphic Becomings: Yoko Tawada's 'Opium für Ovid: Ein Kopfkissenbuch von 22 Frauen'. / McMurtry, Aine.

The Short Story in German in the Twenty-First Century. ed. / Lyn Marven; Andrew Plowman; Kate Roy. Rochester, NY : Camden House, 2020. p. 211-230.

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Harvard

McMurtry, A 2020, Metamorphic Becomings: Yoko Tawada's 'Opium für Ovid: Ein Kopfkissenbuch von 22 Frauen'. in L Marven, A Plowman & K Roy (eds), The Short Story in German in the Twenty-First Century. Camden House, Rochester, NY, pp. 211-230. <https://store.nbninternational.com/checkout/239/?isbn1=9781787448759>

APA

McMurtry, A. (2020). Metamorphic Becomings: Yoko Tawada's 'Opium für Ovid: Ein Kopfkissenbuch von 22 Frauen'. In L. Marven, A. Plowman, & K. Roy (Eds.), The Short Story in German in the Twenty-First Century (pp. 211-230). Camden House. https://store.nbninternational.com/checkout/239/?isbn1=9781787448759

Vancouver

McMurtry A. Metamorphic Becomings: Yoko Tawada's 'Opium für Ovid: Ein Kopfkissenbuch von 22 Frauen'. In Marven L, Plowman A, Roy K, editors, The Short Story in German in the Twenty-First Century. Rochester, NY: Camden House. 2020. p. 211-230

Author

McMurtry, Aine. / Metamorphic Becomings: Yoko Tawada's 'Opium für Ovid: Ein Kopfkissenbuch von 22 Frauen'. The Short Story in German in the Twenty-First Century. editor / Lyn Marven ; Andrew Plowman ; Kate Roy. Rochester, NY : Camden House, 2020. pp. 211-230

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