by Michael Ross
In this elegant but pocketable edition, passionate bibliophile Michael Ross has curated 106 favorite literary quotes from the collection of over 1500 well-read books on his shelves—but this isn't your typical rehashing of Bartlett's quotations. Michael Ross brings together men, women, love, sex, and death from such a new perspective even the authors themselves will probably find this book useful and insightful.
Authors quoted include Leon Uris, Paul Auster, Anne Tyler, Walker Percy, Gore Vidal, Richard Powers, Richard Russo, Sinclair Lewis, Kingsley Ami, John Updike, J.D. Salinger, John Steinbeck, V. S. Naipaul, P.G. Wodehouse, Jim Harrison, Ivan Doig, Saul Bellow, George Garrett, George Bernard Shaw, Wallace Stegner, John Dos Passos, William Kennedy, John Casey, Garrison Keillor, Oscar Wilde, Elia Kazan, Don DeLillo, William Trevor, Dennis McFarland, Phillip Roth, Frederick Bartholeme, Aldous Huxley, W. Somerset Maugham, Graham Greene, E. L. Doctorow, Richard Russo, Donald Barthelme, Carlos Fuentes, John Irving, Jules Keffer, Ivan Doig, Robertson Davies, Lorrie Moore, John Fowles, John Gardner, Colin Wilson, Sinclair Lewis, William Kennedy, Charles Frazier, Edward Abbey, Piers Paul Read, Gunter Grass, Alan Lightman, Joseph Heller, Louis Auchincloss, and William Kotzwinkle.
Also included are original illustrations by Cara Lowe of: Leon Uris, Paul Auster, Anne Tyler, John Updike, J. D. Salinger, Jim Harrison, Wallace Stegner, John Dos Passos, Elia Kazan, Don DeLillo, Philip Roth, E. L. Doctorow, Lorrie Moore, and William Kennedy.
Rare Bird Books
Hardcover, 2015: 9781942600039
US $14.95 | Collections
Michael Ross is a graduate of the University of Virginia. He practiced corporate law, specializing in mergers and acquisitions. He is the author of Ethics and Integrity in Law and Business — Avoiding ‘Club Fed.’ He and his wife, Virginia, live in Orinda, CA, and have two children.