That Cold, Clear Tone

7/24/2016



The two professors whispering to each other, arranging their papers on the lectern, clearing their throats behind the microphones, waiting impassively for the hubbub to die down and silence to descend so that they can finally begin speaking in that cold, clear tone unique to those who, aware of the fundamental importance of what they are saying, feel no need to add anything, content simply to describe, describe, describe, laying down their conclusions the way you lay down four aces in a poker hand.


- Maylis de Kerangal






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