The editors of The American Scholar -- the quarterly magazine of the Phi Beta Kappa Society -- have chosen 10 of their favorite sentences from fiction and nonfiction. Examples include:
"I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race." --James Joyce, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
"It was a fine cry — loud and long — but it had no bottom and it had no top, just circles and circles of sorrow." --Toni Morrison, Sula
The rest may be found at The American Scholar's website.
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- 'Why Are We Even Here For?'
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- A Toni Morrison novel makes it into a curriculum known for its classical roots
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