Philip Callow's biographies of D. H. Lawrence, Son and Lover and Body of Truth, were widely praised. Mr. Callow, himself a novelist, poet, and biographer, has also written lives of Chekhov, Cezanne, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Walt Whitman, all published to critical acclaim. Mr. Callow lives and writes in England.
Concise...a useful primer on the life and work of van Gogh for the art enthusiast. -- Elaine Cobos Kliatt Vivid and accurate...so scrupulously intimate that this book reads more like a novel. -- Oliver Bernier Newsday