The Ultimate Sentence

February 13, 2014 | 1 book mentioned

“If one-sentence stories are as common as snowflakes, one-sentence novels are as rare as white ravens.” At The New Yorker, Brad Leithauser writes about the one-sentence novel or the point when the story builds to a particular sentence. To give you an example, here’s one of his favorites from Lolita: “I am thinking of aurochs and angels, the secret of durable pigments, prophetic sonnets, the refuge of art.”

is an associate editor for The Millions and an editor in Atlanta. She tweets at @temalone.

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