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.”

The privileged inheritor of a weaving-mill fortune, the refined manuscript collector, the model son, model friend, model benefactor, model socialite and model assimilated Jew could not possibly have anything in common with the fixated deviants inhabiting his pages.

Source: André Aciman, review of George Prochnik’s new book on Stefan Zweig, for The Wall Street Journal.