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On Fathers and Feuilletonistes : Creativity and Paternity in Balzac's La Muse du département. / Bielecki, Emma.

In: French Studies, Vol. 72, No. 4, 01.10.2018, p. 521-538.

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Bielecki, E 2018, 'On Fathers and Feuilletonistes: Creativity and Paternity in Balzac's La Muse du département', French Studies, vol. 72, no. 4, pp. 521-538. https://doi.org/10.1093/fs/kny175

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Bielecki, E. (2018). On Fathers and Feuilletonistes: Creativity and Paternity in Balzac's La Muse du département. French Studies, 72(4), 521-538. https://doi.org/10.1093/fs/kny175

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Bielecki E. On Fathers and Feuilletonistes: Creativity and Paternity in Balzac's La Muse du département. French Studies. 2018 Oct 1;72(4):521-538. https://doi.org/10.1093/fs/kny175

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Bielecki, Emma. / On Fathers and Feuilletonistes : Creativity and Paternity in Balzac's La Muse du département. In: French Studies. 2018 ; Vol. 72, No. 4. pp. 521-538.

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