"This Is Not For you": Nihilism and the House that Jacques Built

@article{Slocombe2005ThisIN,
  title={"This Is Not For you": Nihilism and the House that Jacques Built},
  author={Will Slocombe},
  journal={MFS Modern Fiction Studies},
  year={2005},
  volume={51},
  pages={109 - 88}
}
  • Will Slocombe
  • Published 23 March 2005
  • Art
  • MFS Modern Fiction Studies
Slocombe, William, '“This is not for you”: Nihilism and the House that Jacques Built', Modern Fiction Studies (2005) 51 (1) pp.88-109 RAE2008 
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