"Donaldson's skill is really a rare and fine art everyone who is interested in twentieth-century fiction or in the art of biography or in the mysterious relationship between the temperament of an artist and the work he produces should have By Force of Will within arm's reach. In its way it is a masterpiece." --Walter Sullivan, The Sewanee Review "Not the least of its virtues is the way in which it allows its reader to play along with a masterly scholarly detective." --San Francisco Examiner
About the Author
Scott Donaldson is one of the nation's leading literary biographers. Among his books are Poet in America: Winfield Townley Scott, By Force of Will: The Life and Art of Ernest Hemingway, Fool for Love: F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Cheever: A Biography, and Hemingway vs. Fitzgerald.