David Bethea

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The Wingless Genius: Irony in the Poetry of Vladislav Xodasevic. Defended 1977 (Chairs: Stephen J. Parker and Gerald E. Mikkelson). Vilas Distinguished Professor of Slavic Languages, and past Chair, Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Wisconsin-Madison. (01/2001)

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