Krinsky was a large, burly man standing five feet eight

inches tall, with a big bald head and the strong,

hairy body of a brawler, with a face that could

convey so much, a decisive jaw and stern dark eyes

and a sizable mouth he could twist every which way,

and a low commanding voice emanating from deep down that

always had a little growl in it, a man conscientiously

on the grand scale who looked as if he could

stand up to anything and easily fulfill the role of

a prophet, the embodiment of invulnerable resistance and powerful will.


Paraphrases from the novel The Humbling by Philip Roth.