Gone Before It Arrived: The Legacy of the Nehru Jacket in Contemporary Anglo-American Literature

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Gone Before It Arrived : The Legacy of the Nehru Jacket in Contemporary Anglo-American Literature. / Langkjær, Michael Alexander.

Fashioning Culture, Commerce, and Identity. red. / Jacque Lynn Foltyn. Leiden : Brill, 2019.

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Langkjær, MA 2019, Gone Before It Arrived: The Legacy of the Nehru Jacket in Contemporary Anglo-American Literature. i JL Foltyn (red.), Fashioning Culture, Commerce, and Identity. Brill, Leiden.

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Langkjær, M. A. (Accepteret/In press). Gone Before It Arrived: The Legacy of the Nehru Jacket in Contemporary Anglo-American Literature. I J. L. Foltyn (red.), Fashioning Culture, Commerce, and Identity Leiden: Brill.

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Langkjær MA. Gone Before It Arrived: The Legacy of the Nehru Jacket in Contemporary Anglo-American Literature. I Foltyn JL, red., Fashioning Culture, Commerce, and Identity. Leiden: Brill. 2019

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Langkjær, Michael Alexander. / Gone Before It Arrived : The Legacy of the Nehru Jacket in Contemporary Anglo-American Literature. Fashioning Culture, Commerce, and Identity. red. / Jacque Lynn Foltyn. Leiden : Brill, 2019.

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