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“The Longest Sentence” poster

Contributed by Michael Chabon on Oct 9th, 2020. Artwork published in .
“The Longest Sentence” poster
Photo: Michael Chabon. License: All Rights Reserved.

Mind-boggling diagram, published as a wall poster, of the longest sentence – 958 words in “Cities of the Plain” – to be found in the Moncrieff translation of Marcel Proust’s À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time). The display typeface is italic Bookman Bold Swash with alternates.


  • Bookman Bold Swash




3 Comments on ““The Longest Sentence” poster”

  1. Stuart Allan Robbins says:
    Dec 19th, 2021 7:52 pm

    Is the 958 word-long sentence from Cities of the Plain available to purchase?

  2. Don rhoads says:
    Mar 12th, 2022 8:47 pm

    Where can I purchase the diagram of Proust’s longest sentence?

  3. RITA KOPF says:
    Jun 10th, 2022 1:52 am

    Where can I get the Marcel Proust poster of a Diagram of the Longest Sentence?

  4. Kathleen Walasek says:
    Mar 25th, 2023 8:15 pm

    I gave my 1970's copy of the longest sentence diagrammed poster to my niece when she became an English teacher -—and she doesn’t know what she did with it !!!! I guess that’s gratitude for you !!

    I’d LOVE to purchase another copy of this poster if it’s possible …

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