Life is like a chicken coop ladder a study of German national character through folklore by Alan Dundes

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Published by Wayne State University Press in Detroit .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Germany.

Subjects:

  • Folklore -- Germany.,
  • Defecation -- Folklore.,
  • Anus (Psychology),
  • National characteristics, German.

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementAlan Dundes.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGR166 .D86 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 174 p. :
Number of Pages174
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2050364M
ISBN 100814320384
LC Control Number88027955

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