Richard David Bach
By El.N. | January 13, 2017
In 1970 a book was published after 18 times rejection which is still published every year. “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” is still on demand in 2018, and different generations have read the book and have loved it. The book brought Richard David Bach a worldwide fame. However, no one thought he can ever reach same level of success with another book but he surprised many by “Illusion” which is his second master piece published in 1977.
Richard David Bach was born in Oak Park, Illinois in 1955. He has been flying since 17 and injured while flying last in 2012. His books have been translated to many languages. Although he has published a number of books, his most famous works are “Jonathan Livingston Seagull" and “Illusion.”
What is interesting in his writing is simplicity which at the same time targets the most complex aspects of our lives as human being.
Richard Bach gives joy to his readers. There is always something to learn, and Richard Bach’s talent is to teach us to enjoy life while we never notice we are being thought. In fact, his soft language and elaborate writing style makes us believe he is a part of us which is leading us a step forward to see the world from different aspect, to pause and ponder about what we have and we never noticed them.
Richard Bach has created his unique style, he does not write like anyone else and no one can write like him. He must have lived what he has written that it is so natural and close to reader.
Bach’s life, evolution and changes are seen in his writing. One reason can be his “semi-autobiographical” writing style. He is brave to share his personal life in his writing as his books “The Bridge Across Forever” and “One” are about second marriage with Leslie Parrish. Although talking about ourselves can let others see details of our lives, but his braveness shall be admired.
Let’s finish this appreciation with a quote from Richard Bach’ book, Illusion:
"You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however."