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On the Matter of the Concept: Neoconcretism’s Relational Poetics

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On the Matter of the Concept : Neoconcretism’s Relational Poetics. / Kosick, Rebecca.

In: Luso-Brazilian Review, Vol. 54, No. 2, 12.2017, p. 108-128.

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Kosick, Rebecca. / On the Matter of the Concept : Neoconcretism’s Relational Poetics. In: Luso-Brazilian Review. 2017 ; Vol. 54, No. 2. pp. 108-128.

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