Gromov-Witten classes, quantum cohomology, and enumerative geometry

  title={Gromov-Witten classes, quantum cohomology, and enumerative geometry},
  author={Maxim Kontsevich and Yuri I. Manin},
  journal={Communications in Mathematical Physics},
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