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.”

The Polish pronunciation and spelling Lvov has been replaced by the Ukrainian Lviv, and behind it the linguistic and cultural echoes of Lwow and Lemberg, in an involved, blood-determined pageant of related but different names for the place.

Source: Robert Pinsky, review of True Life: Poems by Adam Zagajewski (trans. Clare Cavanagh), The New York Times Book Review

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  1. Simone Kadden says:

    I was struck by the same sentence in that excellent article. You’d think everyrhing about the war in Ukraine had been written, but this piece shed new light on it.

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