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Spatial Experiences of the Intellectual: Exile, Isolation, and Imprisonment in Bread and Wine and Karartma Geceleri. / Alkan, Burcu.

In: Journal of European Studies, Vol. 49, No. 1, 01.03.2019, p. 1-13.

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