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.”

What Gornick turned out to be—a woman who makes her living by writing, who is childless and happily divorced, who lives alone without suffering stigma for it—is a phenomenon of the twentieth century, a creature who didn’t exist in the Bronx of her youth, where women were wives, widows, or wives- and widows-to-be.

Source: Alexandra Schwartz’s profile of Vivian Gornick in the latest New Yorker.

One thought on “Sunday Sentence

  1. barbara baer says:

    Terrific profile, good choice in sentence to extract from many that are revelatory and inspiring. thanks, Barbara

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