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The return of Léon Bakst: Slav magic or Oriental Other? / Marten-Finnis, Susanne.

In: Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2013, p. 276-297.

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Marten-Finnis, Susanne. / The return of Léon Bakst: Slav magic or Oriental Other?. In: Journal of Modern Jewish Studies. 2013 ; Vol. 12, No. 2. pp. 276-297.

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