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Gifford, James. "Critical Materials on Lawrence Durrell: A Bibliographic Checklist" Online. 18 July 2004. http://www.lawrencedurrell.org/bibliog/bibtravel-a.htm.

James Gifford
gifford@ualberta.ca



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Critical Sources on Lawrence Durrell's Travel or Foreign Residence Books:

"Adrift in a Wine-Dark Sea." Time 76.31 October (1960): 841 86.

"Briefly Noted: Fiction." New Yorker 34.8 March (1958): 146.
Notes: Review of Durrell's Bitter Lemons.

"Briefly Noted: General." New Yorker 36.15 October (1960): 246-47.
Notes: Reviews Prospero's Cell and Reflections on a Marine Venus.

"On the Scene." Yale Review 47.June (1958): 600-03.

"Recent Books." Foreign Affairs April (1958): 527.

"Sunset in Cyprus." Time 71.24 March (1958): 114, 116.

"The Tragedy of Cyprus." Times Literary Supplement .23 August (1957): 502.

Alexander, Alfred. "Circular Tour." Times Literary Supplement .15 July (1977): 870.
Notes: Review of Durrell's Sicilian Carousel.

Alexandre-Garner, Corinne. "Durrell: La Clôture Impossible?" Etudes Britanniques Contemporaines 10 (1996): 83-98.

---, Ed. Lawrence Durrell: Actes Du Colloque Pour L'Inauguration De La Bibliothèque Durrell. Confluences 15. Nanterre, France: Université Paris-X, 1998.

Alexandre-Garner, Corinne. "Lawrence Durrell Revisited: L'Odyssee D'Une Ecriture." Lawrence Durrell Revisited : Lawrence Durrell Revisité. Ed. Corinne Alexandre-Garner. Nanterre, France: Université Paris X, 2002. 225-48.

Beard, Pauline. ""Something Harder": The Discovery of Self Through Greece, Fable, and Fairy Tale." Lawrence Durrell and the Greek World. Ed. Anna Lillios. London: Associated University Presses, 2004. 203-14.

Bragdon, Henry Wilkinson. "Durrell's Sun-Dappled Isles." Christian Science Monitor .13 November (1978): 33.
Notes: Review of Durrell's The Greek Islands.

Brasch, James D., and Joseph Sigman. Hemingway's Library: A Composite Record. New York: Garland, 1981.
Notes: Durrell's books, Bitter Lemons, The Black Book, Esprite de Corps, Justine, and Stiff Upper Lip are items 1933-1937 (p. 110).

Calotychos, Vangelis. ""Lawrence Durrell, the Bitterest Lemon?": Cyps and Brits Loving Each Other to Death in Cyprus, 1953-57." Lawrence Durrell and the Greek World. Ed. Anna Lillios. London: Associated University Presses, 2004. 169-90.

Cardiff, Maurice. "Lawrence Durrell in Cyprus." Friends Abroad: Memories of Lawrence Durrell, Freya Stark, Patrick Leigh-Fermor, Peggy Guggenheim and Others. Maurice Cardiff. New York: Radcliffe Press, 1997. 22-38.

Carruthers, Virginia Kirby-Smith, Ed. On Miracle Ground VII Abstracts. Baltimore: University of Baltimore, 1996.
Notes: Collects the abstracts of On Miracle Ground VII, International Lawrence Durrell Conference, July 1-4, 1992, Avignon, France.

Challoner, R. W. "The Spirit of Durrell's Places." London Magazine ns 40.3/4 (2000): 33-41.

Christensen, Peter. "Lawrence Durrell, Travel Writer, Heir of Stendhal." In-Between: Essays and Studies in Literary Criticism 11.2 (2002): 263-76.

Cocker, Mark. "Greece - The Dark Crystal." Loneliness and Time: The Story of British Travel Writing. Mark Cocker. New York: Pantheon Books, 1992. 168-207.
Notes: Title of the book is drawn from Durrell's "Bitter Lemons"

---. Loneliness and Time: The Story of British Travel Writing. New York: Pantheon Books, 1992.
Notes: Title drawn from Durrell's "Bitter Lemons"

Damer, Sean. "Anthropology, Idealism, and Greek Villagers; An Iconoclastic View." Sociologia Ruralis 28.4 (1988): 306-14.
Notes: Durrell is only discussed at the end of this review article when the author argues "there is more common sense contained in Lawrence Durrell's (1971) essay on 'Women of the Mediterranean' than in this book" (312), Dubisch's Gender and Power in Rural Greece.

Demirag, Fikret. "Lawrence Durrell Ve 'Aci Limonlar'." Varlik 4.1123 (2001): 75-77.

Doutis, Demetrius Evangelos. "The Image Of Greece In The Works Of Six British And American Authors." diss. University of South Carolina.

Durrell Hope, Penelope. "Corfu 2000." Lawrence Durrell and the Greek World. Ed. Anna Lillios. London: Associated University Presses, 2004. 33-35.

Durrell, Lawrence. Blue Thirst. Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press, 1975.

Durrell, Lawrence. "The Classical River of France: The Rhone." Holiday 27.1 (1960): 68-73, 115, 118-21.
Notes: Reprinted in Spirit of Place as "The River Rhone" 323-335.

Durrell, Lawrence. "Corfu: Isle of Legend." The Geographical Magazine 8.5 (1939): 325-34.
Notes: Includes a number of excellent black and white photos by Nancy Durrell.

Durrell, Lawrence. "Erice." Italy in Mind: An Anthology. Ed. Alice Leccese Powers. New York: Vintage, 1997. 78-90.
Notes: This is a chapter from Sicilian Carousel.

---. "The Gascon Touch." Holiday 33.1 (1963): 68-74, 76, 79.
Notes: Reprinted in Spirit of Place as "Across Secret Provence" 389-403.

Durrell, Lawrence. "Geneva." Holiday 29.1 (1961): 54-55, 132-33, 135-38.

Durrell, Lawrence. The Greek Islands. London: Faber & Faber, 1978.

Durrell, Lawrence. The Greek Islands. London: Faber & Faber, 2002.
Notes: Published without any of the original photographs, this edition is a substantially different state.

---. "How to Buy a Village House in Cyprus." The London Magazine 4.7 (1957): 27-38.
Notes: An variant version of "How to Buy a House" from Durrell's Bitter Lemons.

---. "In Praise of Fanatics." Holiday 32.3 (1962): 66-74.
Notes: Reprinted in Spirit of Place 307-322.

---. "The Island of the Rose." The Geographical Magazine 20.6 (1947): 230-39.
Notes: Durrell's name is mis-spelled "Laurence" in both the table of contents and on the article. Contains a number of photographs.

---. "Landscape With Olive Trees, Corfu, 1938." A Book of Traveller's Tales. Ed. Eric Newby. New York: Viking, 1985. 185-86.
Notes: Text derives from Durrell's Prospero's Cell.

Durrell, Lawrence. The Lawrence Durrell Travel Reader. Ed. Clint Willis. New York: Carroll & Graf, 2004.

---. "Return to Corfu." Holiday 40.4 (1966): 58-65, 76, 78-82, 118-20.
Notes: Reprinted in Spirit of Place as "Oil for the Saint; Return to Corfu" 286-303.

---. "Ripe Living in Provence." Holiday 26.5 (1959): 70-75, 184-86, 188-89, 191-93.
Notes: Reprinted in Spirit of Place as "Across Secret Provence" 350-364.

---. Sicilian Carousel. New York: Viking Press, 1977.

---. "The Telephone." Greek Horizons: A Quarterly Review (Athens) 1.Summer (1946): 45-56.
Notes: Later apperas in a modified form as a chapter from Reflections on a Marine Venus, "The Little Summer of Saint Demetrius."

---. "The Viennese Temper." The Fiction Magazine 1.2 (1982): 37-42.

---. "The Wordly University of Grenoble." Holiday 25.1 (1959): 48-51, 149-50.
Notes: Reprinted in Spirit of Place as "Three Roses of Grenoble" 378-388.

Friar, Kimon. "In the Shadow of the Parthenon." Saturday Review 43.12 November (1960): 35.

Friedman, Alan Warren. "Late Modernism: Lawrence Durrell." Fictional Death and the Modernist Enterprise. Alan Warren Friedman. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. 250-65.

Fussell, Paul. "Durrell Incognito." Saturday Review 4.3 September (1977): 24-25.
Notes: Review of Durrell's Sicilian Carousel.

Galone, David Stephen. "The Discovery of Yourself: Lawrence Durrell and Gostan Zarfan in Greece." Lawrence Durrell and the Greek World. Ed. Anna Lillios. London: Associated University Presses, 2004. 62-78.

Garces, Gonzalo. "Lawrence Durrell: Cronica De Un Desencuentro." Suplemento Cultura La Nacion (Beunos Aires) .1 February (1998): 6.

Gifford, James. "The Corfiot Landscape and Lawrence Durrell’s Pilgrimage: The Colonial Palimpsest in ‘Oil for the Saint; Return to Corfu’." In-Between: Essays and Studies in Literary Criticism 11.2 (2002): 181-96.

---. "'CORFU LANDSCAPES Real & Imaginary': This Rough Colonialism That Bonds Space to Popular Culture." Culture and the State: Landscape and Ecology. Eds. James Gifford and Gabrielle Zezulka-Mailloux. Vol. 1. Edmonton, AB: CRC Humanities Studio, University of Alberta, 2004. 25-37.
Notes: Durrell is mentioned a number of times, especially in relationship to Corfu and Mary Stewart.

---. "Hellenism Between Orient and Occident?" In-Between: Essays and Studies in Literary Criticism 11.1 (2002): 115-24.

Goulianos, Joan Rodman. "Guided Tour." New York Times Book Review .4 September (1977): 7, 18.
Notes: Review of Durrell's Sicilian Carousel.

Green, Peter. "A Small Blond Firework: The Fertile Limitations of Lawrence Durrell." New Republic 219.14 September (1998): 55-56, 58-60.
Notes: Ostensibly a review article on Lawrence Durrell: A Biography, Through the Dark Labyrinth: A Biography of Lawrence Durrell and Lawrence Durrell's Major Novels: The Kingdom of the Imagination, this article is more a personal response to Durrell's works and his circle.

Harrison, Joseph G. "Fond Visitor, Sad Land." Christian Science Monitor .6 March (1958): 11.

---. "In Greece and Galilee." Christian Science Monitor .3 November (1960): 10B.

Holst-Warhaft, Gail. "Song, Self-Identity, and the Neohellenic." Journal of Modern Greek Studies 15.2 (1997): 232-38.

Kaplan, Robert D. "Teach Me, Zorba." Travelers' Tales Greece: True Stories. Eds. Larry Habegger, Sean O'Reilly, and Brian Alexander. San Francisco: Travelers' Tales Inc, 2000. 50-56.
Notes: The work is an extract from Kaplan's Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1993.

---. "Teach Me, Zorba. Teach Me to Dance!" Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History. Robert D. Kaplan. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1993. 249-59.
Notes: Durrell is discussed mostly at the beginning of the chapter, and his home in Rhodes is also mentioned very briefly in the following chapter.

Karagiorgos, Panos, Ed. Lawrence Durrell and the Greek World: Proceedings of the Conference Session of July 5, 2000. Corfu, Greece: Ionian University, 2000.

Keeley, Edmund. "Miller, Durrell, and Their Greek Friends, 1939-1947." Deus Loci: The Lawrence Durrell Journal NS 6 (1998): 133-57.
Notes: Contains material published in Keeley's Inventing Paradise: The Greek Journey 1937-47. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999.

Keller, Isabelle. "A Portrait of Durrellian Cities: The Anamorphic Blurring of Cityscapes." Lawrence Durrell Revisited : Lawrence Durrell Revisité. Ed. Corinne Alexandre-Garner. Nanterre, France: Université Paris X, 2002. 133-54.
Notes: Mistakenly listed as beginning on page 135 in the table of contents.

Keller, Isabelle. "Prospero’s Cell Et Bitter Lemons of Cyprus -- Aux Frontières De La Fiction Et Du Récit De Vie : Les Îles De La Création ." Lignes D’Horizon : Récits De Voyage De La Littérature Anglaise. Ed. J. Viviès. Aix: Publications de l’Université de Provence, 2002. 187-205.

Keller, Jane. "Durrell's Ode on the Olive." Lawrence Durrell and the Greek World. Ed. Anna Lillios. London: Associated University Presses, 2004. 298-308.

Keller, Jane Eblen. "Deux Réfugiés D'Eux-Mêmes: The Bitter Necessity of Exile for Lawrence Durrell and Georges Simenon." Lawrence Durrell: Actes Du Colloque Pour L'Inauguration De La Bibliothèque Durrell. Ed. Corinne Alexandre-Garner. Nanterre, France: Université Paris-X, 1998. 223-42.

---. "Spirit of Place; Sicilian Carousel (Re-Issues)." Deus Loci: The Lawrence Durrell Journal NS 6 (1998): 225-35.
Notes: Review of Durrell's books of the same titles, and includes a list of "Durrellian Travel Directives."

Leatham, John. "Durrell on Rhodes." Lawrence Durrell and the Greek World. Ed. Anna Lillios. London: Associated University Presses, 2004. 145-52.

Lewis, P. "Speaking Out, Bearing Witness: 15 Recent Works of Poetry, Prose and Nonfiction." Stand Magazine 32.2 (1991): 74-83.

Lillios, Anna. "Durrell's Paris." Lawrence Durrell: Actes Du Colloque Pour L'Inauguration De La Bibliothèque Durrell. Ed. Corinne Alexandre-Garner. Nanterre, France: Université Paris-X, 1998. 143-51.

Lillios, Anna, Ed. Lawrence Durrell and the Greek World. London: Associated University Presses, 2004.

MacNiven, Ian S. "Dr. Theodore Stephanides (1896-1983)." Deus Loci: The Lawrence Durrell Quarterly 6.4 (1983): 1-6.

MacNiven, Ian S. "Introduction to Bitter Lemons." Bitter Lemons. Lawrence Durrell. New York: Marlowe & Co., 1996. 1-10.

Malouf, David. "Thirsty Work. Review of Lawrence Durrell ‘Prospero’s Cell’." Bulletin 14 July (1962): 40.

Martin, Kingsley. "Paradise Lost." New Statesman 54.27 July (1957): 120-21.

Maynard, John. "Two Mad-Dog Englishmen in the Corfu Sun: Lawrence Durrell and Edward Lear." Deus Loci: The Lawrence Durrell Journal ns 8 (2001-2002): 33-43.

Maynard, John. "Two Mad-Dog Englishmen in the Corfu Sun: Lawrence Durrell and Edward Lear." Lawrence Durrell and the Greek World. Ed. Anna Lillios. London: Associated University Presses, 2004. 255-69.

McDermott, Madeleine G. "From the Greek Isles to Provence--Landscape and Lawrence Durrell: A Slide Presentation." Deus Loci: The Lawrence Durrell Quarterly 7.5 (1984): 91-92.
Notes: On Miracle Ground II: Second International Lawrence Durrell Conference Proceedings. The slides are described, but actual reproductions are not included.

Merrick, Gordon. "Will Lawrence Durrell Spoil America?" New Republic 138.26 May (1958): 20-21.

Minassian, Daniel H. "Portrait: Lawrence Durrell - A Last Visit With the Author in Provence." Architectural Digest 48.8 (1991): 24, 28-32.

Molina, Cesar Antonio. "Un Tiovivo Varado." Nueva Estafeta 11 (1979): 85-87.

Morris, Jan. "Durrell - on a Tourist Bus?" Encounter 49.3 (1977): 77-79.
Notes: Review of Durrell's Sicilian Carousel.

Nordell, Rod. "'Relativity' in the Novel." Christian Science Monitor .26 March (1959): 11.

Nordell, Roderick. "Durrell in Sicily: Rich Prose From a Bus." Christian Science Monitor .2 November (1977): 15.
Notes: Review of Durrell's Sicilian Carousel.

Paipeti, Hilary Whitton. "In Search of the Durrell's in Corfu." The Corfiot 117 (2000): 14-15.

---. "Landscapes in Literature: Were Prospero and Alcinous Corfiots." The Corfiot 105 (1999): 17-19.

---. "Lawrence Durrell's Erections: Source Materials for Prospero's Cell." The Corfiot 118 (2000): 14-16, 21.
Notes: Paipeti's paper from On Miracle Ground XI, Corfu, 2000.

Peirce, Carol. "Introduction." Prospero's Cell: A Guide to the Landscape and Manners of the Island of Corfu. Lawrence Durrell. New York: Marlowe & Company, 1996. xi-xxii.

---. "A Reading of Durrell's Map: John Wain's Oxford Lecture." Deus Loci: The Lawrence Durrell Newsletter 3.2 (1979): 3-8.

---. "'Rhythms of Memory' Discovery of Lawrence Durrell." Passager 5 (1991): 8-13.

Perles, Alfred. My Friend Lawrence Durrell: An Intimate Memoir on the Author of The Alexandria Quartet. Northwood, Middlesex: Scorpion Press, 1961.

Philippe, Murielle. "'You Begin to Paint It for Yourself in Words': L'Ecriture Picturale De Durrell, Naissance Et Devenir." Lawrence Durrell Revisited : Lawrence Durrell Revisité. Ed. Corinne Alexandre-Garner. Nanterre, France: Université Paris X, 2002. 203-23.

Pine, Richard. "Family Values." Ecologist 32.4 (2002): 38-39.
Notes: Discusses Lawrence and Gerald Durrell on Corfu and the new Durrell School of Corfu.

---. "Nostos: The Durrells and Corfu." The Anglo-Hellenic Review 26 (2002): 3-5.

Pissarello, Giulia. "Una Quest Verticale: Prospero's Cell Di Lawrence Durrell." Stultifera Navis: Studi Di Anglistica 3 (2000): 155-70.

Porter, Peter. "Func." New Statesman 94.15 July (1977): 87.
Notes: Review of Durrell's Sicilian Carousel.

Porter, Roger J. "Autobiography, Exile, Home: The Egyptian Memoirs of Gini Alhadeff, André Aciman, and Edward Said." Biography 24.1 (2001): 302-13.
Notes: Mentions the Durrell conference, On Miracle Ground XI, in Corfu, numerous times.

Porteus, Hugh Gordon. "Points of View: Three Exiles." Poetry London 3.12 (1947): 28-31.
Notes: A review of Keith Douglas' Alamein to Zem-Zem; Durrell's Cities, Plains and People and Prospero's Cell; and Bernard Spencer's Aegean Islands. Durrell is described as "one of the most brilliant prose writers since Joyce" (28).

Powell, Lawrence Clark. "Around the World in Sixty Books." The Little Package: Pages on Literature and Landscape From a Traveling Bookman's Life. Lawrence Clark Powell. Cleveland: World, 1964. 104-12.

Rexroth, Kenneth. "What Is Wrong With Durrell?" Nation 190.4 June (1960): 493-94.

Riaume, Jean Marc. "Lawrence Durrell Et Les Iles De La Mediterranee." Cycnos 7 (1991): 51-61.

Roessel, David. In Byron's Shadow: Modern Greece in English & American Literature From 1770 to 1967. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
Notes: Durrell is discussed most extensively in the Introduction and Conclusion.

---. "Introduction." Reflections on a Marine Venus: A Companion to the Landscape of Rhodes. Lawrence Durrell. New York: Marlowe & Company, 1996. 3-13.

---. "'This Is Not a Political Book': Bitter Lemons As British Propaganda (Lawrence Durrell and Cyprus)." Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies 24 (2000): 235-45.

Rohan, Jean-Pierre de. "Lawrence Durrell." Book and Magazine Collector .47 (1988): 22-29.
Notes: Contains a review of Durrell's publishing career, with a particular emphasis on British editions. Contains a bibliography of book publications in the UK of Durrell's materials, as well as a pricing guide for these works.

Rolo, Charles. "Troubled Island." Atlantic Monthly 201.April (1958): 93-94.

Rosenblum, Mort. Olives: The Life and Lore of a Noble Fruit. New York: North Point Press, 1996.
Notes: Mentions Durrell throughout.

Ruprecht, Walter Hermann. Durrells Alexandria Quartet: Struktur Als Belzugssystem. Sichtung Und Analyse. Swiss Studies in English 72. Berne: Francke Verlag, 1972.

Sertoli, Giuseppe. Lawrence Durrell. Civilta Letteraria Del Novecento: Sezione Inglese - Americana 6. Milano: University of Mersia, 1967.

Sharon, Avi. "An Anglo-Hellenic Colossus." Anglo-Hellenic Review 21 (2000): 3-4.

Sharon, Avi. "New Friends For New Places: England Rediscovers Greece (Mid-Twentieth Century Literary Connections)." Arion: A Journal of Humanities and the Classics 8.2 (2000): 42-62.

Sokolov, Raymond A. "Places." New York Times Book Review .3 December (1978): 15.
Notes: Review of Durrell's The Greek Islands.

Spence, Sharon Lloyd. "Lawrence Durrell: Bitter and Sweet in Cyprus." Literary Trips 2: Following in the Footsteps of Fame. Ed. Victoria Brooks. Vol. 2. Vancouver, BC: GreatEscapes.com Publishing, 2001. 328-39.

Spencer, Bernard. "Review: BITTER LEMONS." The London Magazine 4.10 (1957): 57-59.

Stark, Freya. "An Idyl Broke by Shrill Voices and Flashes of Hate." New York Times Book Review .2 March (1958): 6.

Stark Freya. "These Greeks Still Have a Word for It--Xiape." New York Times Book Review .6 November (1960): 7.

Stephanides, Theodore. "Bishop's Move." Deus Loci: The Lawrence Durrell Quarterly 6.4 (1983): 13-15.

---. "Days at Paleocastritsa." Deus Loci: The Lawrence Durrell Quarterly 6.4 (1983): 7-12.

Stolle, Jane. "An Englishman on Cyprus." Nation 186.26 April (1958): 366.

Stoneback, H. R. "Prospero's Cell: A Meditation on Place." Lawrence Durrell and the Greek World. Ed. Anna Lillios. London: Associated University Presses, 2004. 285-97.

Stonier, G. W. "The Enchanted Island." New Statesman .24 November (1945): 357-58.
Notes: Review of Durrell's Prospero's Cell.

Strain, E. "Snapshots of Greece: 'Never on Sunday' and the East/West Politics of the 'Vacation Film'." Journal of Film and Video 49.1-2 (1997): 80-93.

Sullivan, Anita T. "The Secret Garden." Kenyon Review 11.2 (1989): 99-106.

Swan, Susan. "Corfu: Visiting Lawrence Durrell's White House (From My Greek Journals)." Writing Away: The PEN Canada Travel Anthology. Ed. Constance Rooke. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1994. 295-306.
Notes: Swan describes her own visit to the White House while biographically tracing Durrell's time there. Biographical details contain many flaws, but literary echoes of Durrell's and Miller's works appear.

Temple, Frédéric-Jacques. "Lawrence Durrell En Méditerranée." Lawrence Durrell: Actes Du Colloque Pour L'Inauguration De La Bibliothèque Durrell. Ed. Corinne Alexandre-Garner. Nanterre, France: Université Paris-X, 1998. 27-32.

Todd, Daniel Ray. "An Annotated, Enumerative Bibliography of the Criticism of Lawrence Durrell's Alexandria Quartet and His Travel Works." Diss. Tulane University.

Tournay, Petra. "Colonial Encounters: Lawrence Durrell's Bitter Lemons of Cyprus." Lawrence Durrell and the Greek World. Ed. Anna Lillios. London: Associated University Presses, 2004. 158-68.

Tremayne, Penelope. "Memories of Durrell." Lawrence Durrell and the Greek World. Ed. Anna Lillios. London: Associated University Presses, 2004. 153-57.

Truchlar, Leo. "Landschaft Des Ich: Kosmo- Und Psychographie in Lawrence Durrells Reisebuchern." Literatur in Wissenschaft Und Unterricht (Kiel) 5 (1972): 144-53.

Wakin, Jeanette. "A Paradise Lost." Saturday Review 41.12 April (1958): 62-63.

Waller, John. "Lawrence Durrell: A Clever Magician." Poetry Review 38.3 (1947): 177-82.

Watkins, Paul. "The British in Cyprus." The Anglo-Hellenic Review 28 (2003): 10-13.
Notes: Also includes an offset section on Durrell and The Cyprus Review.

Watkins, Paul. "Corfu Diary 2002." The Anglo-Hellenic Review 26 (2002): 7-9.


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