Every weekend I participate in David Abrams’s “#SundaySentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

My fate as the Dreyfus of the literary world, in his happy phrase, is eclipsed by the dramatic effect of a critic manfully stepping forward to say he is the Esterhazy in this case, and his review the bordereau.

Source: Herman Wouk, quoted in a letter he wrote to The New York Times Book Review (this letter does not appear to be included in the online version)

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