Max Perkins

Editor of Genius

Berg, A. Scott

Book - 2008
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Max Perkins
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."

Publisher: New York : Berkley Pub Group, 2008
Edition: Trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780425223376
Branch Call Number: B-Pe419b 2008
Characteristics: 498 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. ;,23 cm


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