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Title: “The Penis”
Author: Hanif Kureishi
Published in: Midnight All Day (collection)
Date of Publication: 1999
Genre: Short Story
Hanif Kureishi (b. 1954) is a British writer of novels, short stories, plays and screenplays. He has been ranked by The Times newspaper as one of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945. His novel Intimacy (1998), was adapted into a film in 2001.
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