Novelization, a Contaminated Genre?

  title={Novelization, a Contaminated Genre?},
  author={Jan M. Baetens},
  journal={Critical Inquiry},
  pages={43 - 60}
  • J. Baetens
  • Published 1 September 2005
  • Art
  • Critical Inquiry
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  • Art
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