Max Perkins: Editor of Genius

Max Perkins: Editor of Genius

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Now the Major Motion Picture Genius, Starring Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman and Jude Law. The National Book Award winner from Pulitzer-Prize winning author A. Scott Berg. 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 extraordinarea€”in both the professional and personal domains. It tells not only of Perkina€™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, a€œan admirable biography of a wholly admirable man.a€ From the Trade Paperback edition.He kept thinking about the boy Lant in South Moon Under and wrote: I was simply going to suggest that you do a book about ... She was also afraid of not being able to surpass South Moon Under. a€œYou do have to do what you want to do in writing, a€ Perkins wrote her, aquot;but if you could put off the novel (and it would be ... Treasure Island, and The Hoosier School Boy: a€œAll of these books are primarily for boys.

Title:Max Perkins: Editor of Genius
Author: A. Scott Berg
Publisher:Penguin - 2008-09-02

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