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.”

It was as though the genie of grievance had escaped the bottle in which a writer’s resentments are pickled and preserved and had manifested itself in humanish form, spawned by the inbreeding of my overly licked oldest wounds and mockingly duplicating the man I am.

Source: Philip Roth, Operation Shylock

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3 thoughts on “#SundaySentence

  1. Ron Wetherington says:

    The sentence is the most mangled mix of metaphors I’ve so far encountered this year. But of course the year is not half over.

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Interesting take! I guess it works (for me!) as part of a brilliant scene.

      1. Ron Wetherington says:

        I agree. Roth’s genius is indisputable. But as a stand-alone sentence (out of context, as you insist) it’s garbled.

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