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Sunday Sentence

 

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

There were three of them, the two Openfelds and Grunebaum, a former Tobis cameraman who, although he was Jewish, could have passed for Wilhelm II.

Source: Patrick Modiano, “The Hat” (trans. Lorin Stein), The Paris Review

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Sunday Sentence

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

“Vladimir Poopy?” she asked, and then began giggling hysterically.

Source: Annie Pfeifer, “My 3-Year-Old Loves Trump” (The New York Times)

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Sunday Sentence

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

So I’m just back from a delightful weekend away. Please excuse the lack of a traditional Sunday Sentence post—and enjoy this archive of sentences from past Sundays instead.

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Sunday Sentence


In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

He always offered me tea but never anything to eat, as though the onion and bread were part of a ritual reserved for him alone, a Jew from Lvov who had lost everything but the taste for bitterness and dry bread.

Source: Dalia Rosenfeld’s “The Worlds We Think We Know,” in the short-story collection of the same title (cross-posted on My Machberet)

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Sunday Sentence

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

Even dreams are tainted with fragments of this waking nightmare.

Source: Lyle May, “Beyond the Wall” (J Journal: New Writing on Justice, Spring 2017)

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Sunday Sentence

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

You could also sip a glass filled with your own tears.

Source: Joyce Wadler, “Just One Corn Dog for Me. I’m Dieting” (The New York Times)

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