Friday, March 29, 2019

“Noisy and shiny”

Euphemia describes her aunt Beryl:

Alice Munro, “The Progress of Love.” In The Progress of Love (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986).

Also from Alice Munro
“Rusted seams” : “That is what happens” : “Henry Ford?” : “A private queer feeling” : “A radiance behind it” : Opinions : At the Manor

comments: 2

Frex said...

Now there's a good simile.
I read this yesterday and came back and read it again this morning, marveling at how Munro's everyday words add up to soooo (as we spell it now) much more than the sum of their parts.

And that kicker!
"...or anything."


Michael Leddy said...

Yes, it’s description that amounts to something.