fifth sun

by Nicholas A. Patricca

Publisher: Dramatic Pub. Co. in Woodstock, Ill

Written in English
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Places:

  • El Salvador

Subjects:

  • Romero, Oscar A. 1917-1980 -- Drama.,
  • El Salvador -- History -- 1979- -- Drama.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 72).

Statementby Nicholas A. Patricca.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3566.A7797 F5 1992
The Physical Object
Pagination90 p. ;
Number of Pages90
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1162893M
ISBN 100871292076
LC Control Number94142482

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