Good Bye, Lenin! : Free-Market Nostalgia for Socialist Consumerism

  title={Good Bye, Lenin! : Free-Market Nostalgia for Socialist Consumerism},
  author={Roger F. Cook},
  journal={Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies},
  pages={206 - 219}
  • R. Cook
  • Published 2007
  • Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies
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