“Mellifluent Instances” of Language


“Cellar door” isn’t the only euphonious phrase in the English language. For Printers Row, the Chicago Tribune‘s literary journal, Michael Robbins catalogs some of the “perfectly strung-together words” that have the power to “delight the ear.” And though he starts with a passage from William Gaddis’s The Recognitions, it’s not just books he’s talking about. He describes himself […]