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.