Quotable Words: TLS reviewing Gass, Quoting Stein

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Sister Bernadette’s Barking Dog: The Quirky History and Lost Art of Diagramming Sentences by Kitty Burns Florey

From a review of William Gass’ new novel “Middle C” in the TLS, (may be behind the paywall, sorry).

In “The Music of Prose”, Gass quotes Gertrude Stein: “I really do not know that anything has been more exciting than diagramming sentences.”

As compact an entry point to literary modernism as you could ask for!

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