First Impressions

September 25, 1998

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its openingsentence, is from a provocative critic of Althusserian Marxism:

"For some time, for many decades, the materialist conception of history - the first-born intellectual child of Marx and Engels - has been growing in self-confidence."

The winner receives a £20 book token and
the closing date is September 29.

Entries should be sent to
First Impressions
Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield
London E1 9XY

faxed to 0171-782 3300
or emailed to

The winner of last week's competition, who identified Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage , is Frank Webster of Oxford Brookes University.

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