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A Portable Anthology
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Bedford/St. Martin's



For Bedford/St. Martin's Developmental Editor: John E. Sullivan III Production Editor: Kendra LeFleur Senior Production Supervisor: Dennis Conroy Marketing Manager: Brian Wheel Production Assistant: Kristen Merrill Copyeditor: Lisa Wehrle Text Design: Sandra Rigney Cover Design: Donna Lee Dennison Cover Art: Diane Samuels, INSCRIPTION, Norma/Otmar, 2001, video stillframe iris print. Courtesy of the Kim Foster Gallery, NY. Composition: Stratford Publishing Services, Inc. Printing and Binding: Haddon Craftsmen, Inc., an R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company President: Joan E. Feinberg Editorial Director: Denise B. Wydra Editor in Chief: Karen S. Henry Director of Marketing: Karen Melton Soeltz Director of Editing, Design, and Production: Marcia Cohen Managing Editor: Elizabeth M. Schaaf Library of Congress Control Number: 2003107455 Copyright © 2004 by Bcdford/St. Martin's All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, except as may be expressly permitted by the applicable copyright statutes or in writing by the Publisher. Manufactured in the United States of America.

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