THE ART OF THE EPIGRAPH: HOW GREAT BOOKS BEGIN
[November 2012, Atria Books, 978-1-4516-9324-9]
Imagine the world’s great wisdom and a wealth of inspiring and amusing quotes personally pre-sorted by all your favorite authors. That’s The Art of the Epigraph—a lively collection of over 250 quotations ranging from Dr. Johnson to Dr. Seuss; Herodotus to Hemingway; Jane Austen to Karl Marx, Oscar Wilde to Marcel Proust used by authors as diverse as Geoffrey Chaucer, Mary Shelley, Leo Tolstoy, Louisa May Alcott, Vladimir Nabokov, Ray Bradbury, and Lorrie Moore to open their books. With entries annotated to provide colorful background on featured books and authors, this distinctive literary companion traces not only the art of the epigraph, but the history of the book.