The Artful Sentence of Denis Johnson

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Sentence construction. That’s all a writer does anyhow, right? Not all sentences are made with great care and hold sentiments like this one:

There is something artful and sad in juxtaposing the certainty that something is wrong with the uncertainty over what that thing is.

Tin House explores the artistic genius tucked away in the sentences crafted by writer Denis Johnson.


Mary Allen is a writer working, crafting, and making bad puns in the San Francisco Bay Area. More from this author →