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Author : A. Scott Berg
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2013-08-01
Page : 496
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 147113010X
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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.


Author : A. Scott Berg
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2008-09-02
Page : 512
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1101494301
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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.


Author : Maxwell Evarts Perkins
Francis Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
Release : 2004
Page : 361
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9781570035487
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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.


Author : Maxwell Evarts Perkins
Publisher :
Release : 1965
Page : 315
Category : Book editors
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Author : Maxwell Evarts Perkins
Elizabeth Lemmon
Publisher : Penn State Press
Release : 2003
Page : 290
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780271022543
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First time publications of letters from 25-year correspondence between famed Charles Scribner's Sons editor Max Perkins and Virginia socialite Elizabeth Lemmon.


Author : Malcolm Cowley
Publisher : Roberts Rinehart Pub
Release : 1985
Page : 48
Category : Biography & Autobiography
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A two-part profile of the great editor Maxwell Perkins, who worked with Thomas Wolfe, Hemingway, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.


Author : Maxwell Evarts Perkins
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Publisher :
Release : 1999
Page : 628
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9780813016917
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"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).


Author : Ernest Hemingway
Maxwell Evarts Perkins
Publisher : Scribner Book Company
Release : 1996
Page : 367
Category : Biography & Autobiography
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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.


Author : Susan Bell
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2008-08-17
Page : 240
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 9780393075397
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"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.


Author : Thomas Wolfe
Maxwell Evarts Perkins
Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
Release : 2000
Page : 340
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9781570033551
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The relationship between Thomas Wolfe and his editor, Maxwell Perkins has been the subject of guesswork and anecdote for 70 years. Scholars have debated Wolfe's dependence on his editor. This volume of 251 letters should clarify the relationship and set the record straight.


Author : A. Scott Berg
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2013-08-01
Page : 640
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1471130088
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Lindbergh was the first solo pilot to cross the Atlantic non-stop from New York to Paris, in 1927. This awe-inspiring fight made him the most celebrated men of his day-a romantic symbol of the new aviation age. However, tragedy struck in 1932, where his baby was kidnapped and found dead. The unbearable trial forced Lindbergh into exile in England and France. However, his soon fasciation and involvement with the Nazi regime, resulted in public opinion turning against him. His life was at the forefront of pioneering research in aeronautics and rocketry. Also, his wife became one of the century's leading feminist voices. This biography explores the golden couple who have been considered American royalty.


Author : Thomas Wolfe
Publisher : e-artnow
Release : 2018-11-02
Page : 992
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 802724434X
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This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Of Time and the River is an autobiographical novel, the continuation of the story of Eugene Gant, detailing his early and mid-twenties. During that time Eugene attends Harvard University, moves to New York City, teaches English at a university there, and travels overseas with his friend Francis Starwick.


Author : Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2011-06-28
Page : 528
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781442441002
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An American classic—and Pulitzer Prize–winning story—that shows the ultimate bond between child and pet. No novel better epitomizes the love between a child and a pet than The Yearling. Young Jody adopts an orphaned fawn he calls Flag and makes it a part of his family and his best friend. But life in the Florida backwoods is harsh, and so, as his family fights off wolves, bears, and even alligators, and faces failure in their tenuous subsistence farming, Jody must finally part with his dear animal friend. There has been a film and even a musical based on this moving story, a fine work of great American literature.


Author : Maureen Corrigan
Publisher : Little, Brown
Release : 2014-09-09
Page : 352
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 0316230081
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The "Fresh Air" book critic investigates the enduring power of The Great Gatsby -- "The Great American Novel we all think we've read, but really haven't." Conceived nearly a century ago by a man who died believing himself a failure, it's now a revered classic and a rite of passage in the reading lives of millions. But how well do we really know The Great Gatsby? As Maureen Corrigan, Gatsby lover extraordinaire, points out, while Fitzgerald's masterpiece may be one of the most popular novels in America, many of us first read it when we were too young to fully comprehend its power. Offering a fresh perspective on what makes Gatsby great-and utterly unusual-So We Read On takes us into archives, high school classrooms, and even out onto the Long Island Sound to explore the novel's hidden depths, a journey whose revelations include Gatsby's surprising debt to hard-boiled crime fiction, its rocky path to recognition as a "classic," and its profound commentaries on the national themes of race, class, and gender. With rigor, wit, and infectious enthusiasm, Corrigan inspires us to re-experience the greatness of Gatsby and cuts to the heart of why we are, as a culture, "borne back ceaselessly" into its thrall. Along the way, she spins a new and fascinating story of her own.


Author : A. Scott Berg
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2013-08-01
Page : 640
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1471130061
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Samuel Goldwyn was the premier dream-maker of his era - a fierce independent force i a time when studios ruled, a producer of silver screen sagas who was, in all probability, the last Hollywood tycoon. In this riveting book, Pulitzer Prize winning biographer A. Scott Berg tells the life story of this remarkable man - a tale as rich with drama as any feature length epic and as compelling as the history of Hollywood itself.


Author : Thomas Wolfe
Publisher :
Release : 1957
Page : 626
Category : Autobiographical fiction
ISBN 13 :
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An elaborate and moving coming-of-age story about Eugene Gant, a restless and energetic character whose passion to experience life takes him from his small, rural hometown in North Carolina to Harvard University and the city of Boston. The novel's pattern is artfully simple--a small town, a large family, high school and college--yet the characters are monumental in their graphic individuality and personality.


Author : John Kuehl
Jackson R. Bryer
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-06-07
Page : 288
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1439131708
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Author : Ernest Hemingway
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2021-01-05
Page : 160
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0593311833
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A Vintage Classics edition of the early collection of short fiction that first established Ernest Hemingway's reputation, including several of his most loved stories Ernest Hemingway, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954, did more to change the style of fiction in English than any other writer of his time with his economical prose and terse, declarative sentences that conceal more than they reveal. In Our Time, published in 1925, was the collection that first drew the world's attention to Hemingway. Besides revealing his versatility as a writer and throwing fascinating light on the themes of his major novels--war, love, heroism, and renunciation--this collection contains many stories that are lasting achievements in their own right, including the Nick Adams stories "Indian Camp," "The Doctor and the Doctor's Wife," "The Three-Day Blow," "The Battler," and "Big Two-Hearted River."


Author : Maxwell Evarts Perkins
Publisher : Macmillan Reference USA
Release : 1987
Page : 315
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9780684188409
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A selection of nearly 200 letters from the 20th century's greatest editor, Max Perkins, that also take us into the hearts and minds of the famous authors--Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Wolfe, Lardner, Rawlings and others--whom he edited.


Author : Francis Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher :
Release : 1973
Page : 282
Category :
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