« Gender-Neutral Pronouns in Creative Writing | Main | Jack Hart Talks about Wordcraft »



Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Liz Gould-Leger

I remember a very long long sentence from Rebecca West’s “The Fountain Overflows” and its effectiveness. I wish I had the book so that I could quote it.
And back in the ‘70s, I think, there was a poster of a long sentence by Proust—words in the high 200s, like the McBride sentence you’re writing about.
I really enjoyed this blog entry.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)