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Published by Publishing House of Franz Kafka in Prague, [Czech Republic] .
Written in English


  • Kafka, Franz, -- 1883-1924.,
  • Photography, Artistic.,
  • United States -- In art.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementJan Lukas.
ContributionsKafka, Franz, 1883-1924.
LC ClassificationsTR654 .L84 1993
The Physical Object
Pagination79 p. :
Number of Pages79
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14779789M
ISBN 108090145620

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