Introduction

Bach, Richard 1936–

Bach is an American novelist, screenwriter, and essayist. He is best known for Jonathan Livingston Seagull, a novel that Bach claims was inspired by a vision. The novel was a tremendous financial success, although most critics found it banal in theme and simplistic in its ersatz philosophical pretensions. (See also Contemporary Authors, Vols. 9-12, rev. ed., and Something about the Author, Vol. 13.)