This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a classic drama about a man who goes to the devil:
"Unsteady shapes, who early in the past/ Showed in my clouded sight, you approach again."
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The winner receives a £25 book voucher. The closing date is February 20.
The winner of last week's competition, who identified J.G. Ballard's Empire of the Sun , was Susan Wedlake of the Cultural Affairs Office of the Embassy of the United States, London.
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