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Hamlet in Helmand: "Wild Justice"

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Hamlet in Helmand: "Wild Justice". / Holderness, Graham.

Critical Insights: Hamlet. Salem Press, 2019. p. 163-175.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

Harvard

Holderness, G 2019, Hamlet in Helmand: "Wild Justice". in Critical Insights: Hamlet. Salem Press, pp. 163-175.

APA

Holderness, G. (2019). Hamlet in Helmand: "Wild Justice". In Critical Insights: Hamlet (pp. 163-175). Salem Press.

Vancouver

Holderness G. Hamlet in Helmand: "Wild Justice". In Critical Insights: Hamlet. Salem Press. 2019. p. 163-175

Author

Holderness, Graham. / Hamlet in Helmand: "Wild Justice". Critical Insights: Hamlet. Salem Press, 2019. pp. 163-175

Bibtex

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