You’ve probably already read The American Scholar‘s list of the “Ten Best Sentences“. It went instantly viral in a way that only lists can these days, following me in the form of NPR spots, e-mails, workplace small talk, and newsfeeds. (And sadly, you know “viral” isn’t an exaggeration when a literary magazine gets more traffic than its servers can handle.) Of course, there’s almost no real merit in such a subjective ranking. Even the biggest awards don’t actually determine which book or film is “better”than the rest. That’s what makes art so enduring: how intimate it feels, how much its power relies. . . keep going
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