Myths, Legends, and Apparitional Lesbians: Amy Lowell's Haunting Modernism

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Myths, Legends, and Apparitional Lesbians: Amy Lowell's Haunting Modernism. / Roche, Hannah Elizabeth.

In: Modernist Cultures, Vol. 13, No. 4, 30.11.2018, p. 568-589.

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Roche, HE 2018, 'Myths, Legends, and Apparitional Lesbians: Amy Lowell's Haunting Modernism', Modernist Cultures, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 568-589. https://doi.org/10.3366/mod.2018.0230

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Roche, H. E. (2018). Myths, Legends, and Apparitional Lesbians: Amy Lowell's Haunting Modernism. Modernist Cultures, 13(4), 568-589. https://doi.org/10.3366/mod.2018.0230

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Roche HE. Myths, Legends, and Apparitional Lesbians: Amy Lowell's Haunting Modernism. Modernist Cultures. 2018 Nov 30;13(4):568-589. https://doi.org/10.3366/mod.2018.0230

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Roche, Hannah Elizabeth. / Myths, Legends, and Apparitional Lesbians: Amy Lowell's Haunting Modernism. In: Modernist Cultures. 2018 ; Vol. 13, No. 4. pp. 568-589.

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