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.”

This is not a potted biography, but it is a politely pruned one, idealism washing over the ick.

Source: Alexandra Jacobs, review of Teller of the Unexpected by Matthew Dennison (The New York Times Book Review)

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