Max Perkins

Max Perkins

Max Perkins

The talents Maxwell Perkins nurtured were known worldwide: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Wolfe among numerous others. But the man himself remained a mystery, a backstage presence who served these authors not only as editor but as critic, career manager, moneylender, psychoanalyst, confessor and friend. This outstanding biography, a winner of the National Book Award, is the first to explore the fascinating life of this editor extraordinaire in both professional and personal domains. It tells not only of Perkins' stormy marriage and secret twenty-five-year romance with Elizabeth Lemmon, but also of his intensely intimate relationships with the leading literary lights of the twentieth century.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : A. Scott Berg
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2013-08-01
Total Pages : 496 Pages
ISBN : 9781471130106


Max Perkins Editor Of Genius

Max Perkins Editor Of Genius

The National Book Award winner from Pulitzer Prize-winning author A. Scott Berg is now celebrating its 40th anniversary. The talents he nurtured were known worldwide: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Wolfe, and numerous others. But Maxwell Perkins remained a mystery, a backstage presence who served these authors not only as editor but also as critic, career manager, moneylender, psychoanalyst, father-confessor, and friend. This outstanding biography, a winner of the National Book Award, is the first to explore the fascinating life of this genius editor extraordinare—in both the professional and personal domains. It tells not only of Perkins’s stormy marriage, endearing eccentricities, and secret twenty-five-year romance with Elizabeth Lemmon, but also of his intensely intimate relationships with the leading literary lights of the twentieth century. It is, in the words of Newsweek, “an admirable biography of a wholly admirable man.” The basis for the Major Motion Picture Genius, Starring Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, and Jude Law.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : A. Scott Berg
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2008-09-02
Total Pages : 512 Pages
ISBN : 9781101494301


The Sons Of Maxwell Perkins

The Sons Of Maxwell Perkins

The relationships between legendary Scribner's editor Maxwell Perkins and three of his most important authors--Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Thomas Wolfe--are captured in a remarkable series of more than two hundred letters that speak out on such topics as the art of writing, editing, publishing, personal rivalries, and more.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Maxwell Evarts Perkins
Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
Release : 2004
Total Pages : 361 Pages
ISBN : 1570035482


Editor To Author

Editor To Author

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Genre : Book editors
Author : Maxwell Evarts Perkins
Publisher :
Release : 1965
Total Pages : 315 Pages
ISBN : OCLC:54350978


As Ever Yours The Letters Of Max Perkins And Elizabeth Lemmon

As Ever Yours The Letters Of Max Perkins And Elizabeth Lemmon

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Publisher : Penn State Press
Release :
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 0271047313


Unshaken Friend

Unshaken Friend

A two-part profile of the great editor Maxwell Perkins, who worked with Thomas Wolfe, Hemingway, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Malcolm Cowley
Publisher : Roberts Rinehart Pub
Release : 1985
Total Pages : 48 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105012245580


As Ever Yours

As Ever Yours

First time publications of letters from 25-year correspondence between famed Charles Scribner's Sons editor Max Perkins and Virginia socialite Elizabeth Lemmon.

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Genre : History
Author : Maxwell Evarts Perkins
Publisher : Penn State Press
Release : 2003
Total Pages : 290 Pages
ISBN : 027102254X


Max Marjorie

Max Marjorie

"A treasure for anyone interested in how Max Perkins earned his reputation as the most gifted editor of all time by his sheer talent for friendship, encouragement, and sound judgment mixed with humor and tact. It equally reveals the grit and wit of his Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Their lively letters offer rare and engaging glimpses into the anatomy--and alchemy--of a bestseller and masterpiece."--Charles Scribner III "What a pleasure to read such gracious, literate, intimate and affectionate correspondence between an editor and an author. This, one can't help feeling, is the way it ought to be."--Michael Korda, author of Another Life "A wonderful illustration of the special relationship between author and editor that even today still lies at the heart of publishing. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings was a strong and valiant character, a major talent with all the doubts and difficulties that go along with it. In Max Perkins she found a receptive spirit whose good counsel engendered confidence and abiding trust; over time, a deep friendship evolved. Watching the delicate, enduring organism of their partnership grow is both heartening and inspiring."--Jonathan Galassi, Farrar, Straus & Giroux This compelling collection of letters brings together for the first time the entire known correspondence--nearly 700 letters, notes, and wires--of the preeminent 20th-century American editor and his Pulitzer Prize-winning author. While the letters reveal an intimate portrait of the literary and personal friendship of Maxwell Perkins and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, they also constitute a remarkable history of the Scribner publishing house from 1930 to 1947, when Perkins died. Rawlings, awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1939 for The Yearling, was one of Scribner's stars in an era when publishing was difficult for women writers. Perkins was her champion, offering editorial opinion, a week-by-week critique of her work, and candid gossip about other writers he nurtured, most notably Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Thomas Wolfe. Perkins and Rawlings brought magic to their correspondence. Though four years passed before they used each other's first name, their attraction was immediate and mutual: they shared a sense of humor, concerns about health, discreet details about their marriages, a weakness for the bottle, and, at times, agonizing fits of despair. She sent him oranges from her citrus grove in north central Florida; he mailed her a steady supply of the stimulating nonfiction she loved to read while writing novels. Rawlings wrote not just to Perkins but for him. He responded--to both her life and her work--with wisdom, clarity, and generosity. The correspondence of these two superb letter writers presents an eloquent artifact of a rare literary partnership. Rodger L. Tarr, University Distinguished Professor at Illinois State University, is the editor of Short Stories by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (UPF, 1994), Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings: A Descriptive Bibliography (Pittsburgh, 1996), and Poems by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings: Songs of a Housewife (UPF, 1997).

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Maxwell Evarts Perkins
Publisher :
Release : 1999
Total Pages : 628 Pages
ISBN : 0813016916


The Artful Edit On The Practice Of Editing Yourself

The Artful Edit On The Practice Of Editing Yourself

"Bell's prose is elegant and wonderfully readable in this artful guide."—Publishers Weekly The Artful Edit explores the many-faceted and often misunderstood—or simply overlooked—art of editing. The book brims with examples, quotes, and case studies, including an illuminating discussion of Max Perkins's editorial collaboration with F. Scott Fitzgerald on The Great Gatsby. Susan Bell, a veteran book editor, also offers strategic tips and exercises for self-editing and a series of remarkable interviews, taking us into the studios of successful authors such as Michael Ondaatje and Ann Patchett to learn from their various approaches to revision. Much more than a manual, The Artful Edit inspires readers to think about both the discipline and the creativity of editing and how it can enhance their work. In the computer age of lightning-quick composition, this book reminds readers that editing is not simply a spell-check. A vigorous investigation into the history and meaning of the edit, this book, like The Elements of Style, is a must-have companion for every writer.

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Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author : Susan Bell
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2008-08-17
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 0393075397


The Only Thing That Counts

The Only Thing That Counts

Twenty-two years of correspondence between Ernest Hemingway and his editor, Maxwell Perkins, are covered in a volume that chronicles Hemingway's development from promising young writer to famous novelist and the steadfast loyalty of an expert editor.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Ernest Hemingway
Publisher : Scribner Book Company
Release : 1996
Total Pages : 367 Pages
ISBN : UVA:X004047563