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Max Perkins

Editor of Genius
Berg, A. Scott (Book - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Max Perkins


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The National Book Award winner from the #1 New York Times bestselling author, A. Scott Berg.  The talents he nurtured as an editor 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 book editor extraordinaire but also as critic, career manager, money-lender, 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 editor extraordinaire -in both the professional and personal domains. It tells not only of Perkin's stormy marriage, endearing eccentricities, and secret twenty-five-year romance with Elizabeth Lemmon, but also of his intensely intimate relationships with leading literary lights of the twentieth century. It is, in the words of Newsweek , "an admirable biography of a wholly admirable man." .
Authors: Berg, A. Scott (Andrew Scott)
Title: Max Perkins
editor of genius
Publisher: New York :, Berkley Pub Group,, 2008
Edition: Trade pbk. ed
Characteristics: 498 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: A. Scott Berg
ISBN: 042522337X
9780425223376
Branch Call Number: B-Pe419b 2008
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