Ross Macdonald Quote

The walls were lined with books, many of them in foreign languages, like insulation against the immediate present.

Ross Macdonald

The walls were lined with books, many of them in foreign languages, like insulation against the immediate present.

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About Ross Macdonald

Ross Macdonald was the main pseudonym used by the American-Canadian writer of crime fiction Kenneth Millar (; December 13, 1915 – July 11, 1983). He is best known for his series of hardboiled novels set in Southern California and featuring private detective Lew Archer. Since the 1970s, Macdonald's works (particularly the Archer novels) have received attention in academic circles for their psychological depth, sense of place, use of language, sophisticated imagery and integration of philosophy into genre fiction.Brought up in the province of Ontario, Canada, Macdonald eventually settled in the state of California, where he died in 1983.