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.”

She was mostly mood and only a little bit person.

Source: Andrew Martin’s short story “No Cops,” in The Paris Review.

3 thoughts on “Sunday Sentence

  1. Samuel Nichols says:

    Love it

  2. Clive Collins says:

    Another great choice, Erika. The language is pared to the bone, yet entirely expressive. Was it Pound who spoke of packing language with meaning? Something like “Dichten = Condensare”? Well, this sentence does that.

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Not sure about Pound–glad that you liked this one, too, Clive. As per usual, it’s even better in context.

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