Jeffrey Meyers is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and the author of Scott Fitzgerald: A Biography, Edgar Allan Poe: His Life and Legacy, Hemingway: Life into Art, and Gary Cooper: An American Hero, (all available from Cooper Square Press), in addition to biographies of Humphrey Bogart, D. H. Lawrence, Edmund Wilson, and George Orwell. He lives in Berkeley, California.
Shrewdly and sensitively written, and clearly inspired by a great
admiration for its subject. -- Joyce Carol Oates * The New York
Meyers has looked hard at the raw materials of Conrad's life and has made the right connections. The resulting portrait is stunning and compelling. -- Jay Parini, author of The Last Station * Los Angeles Times *
Extensive research, both anecdotal and archival, has resulted in a wealth of new information on Conrad's seafaring career, his marriage, his friendship with Ford Maddox Ford-even on the real-life model for Kurtz. Meyers always has an eye to how life experience colors the fiction. This is highly recommended. * Library Journal *