Volume 27, Number 2, January/February 2006

Table of Contents

Focus: The 100 Best First Lines from Novels

Introduction to Focus: In the Beginning Was the Word: 100 Best First Lines from Novels

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Opening Lines: A Congeries of Reflections

pp. 6-9
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Feature: Literary Debuts

Breaking the Mold

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The Collector

p. 11
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Feature: The Twenties Generation

Layers of Life

p. 12
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E Pluribus Feldman

pp. 13-14
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Gone Nowhere

pp. 14-15
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Book Reviews

Of Heroin, Epics, and Bears

p. 16
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One Performance Is Not Enough

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Dream Factory

p. 18
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Metamorphosis

p. 19
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Out Is In

p. 20
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Toy Story

p. 21
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Ink-Wasting Toys

pp. 21-22
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An Epitaph for Europa

pp. 22-23
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Recuperating Understanding

pp. 23-24
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The Work at Hand

pp. 24-25
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The Chaos of Coca

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Sailing to Dallas

p. 26
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Dancing In Imelda's Shoes

pp. 26-27
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Economy of Words

pp. 27-28
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Transformations

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Bending Gender

p. 29
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The Atrocity Repetition

p. 30
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A Strange Delight

pp. 30-31
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Departments

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By the Editors—: Recent Publications

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