Max Perkins: Editor of Genius
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 extraordinare—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 the leading literary lights of the twentieth century. It is, in the words of Newsweek, “an admirable biography of a wholly admirable man.”
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Bruce_Deming - LibraryThing
This book was browsed really not read. Perkins aided many famous popular authors such as F Scott Fitzgerald and Earnest Hemingway. I remember his advice to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings who wrote the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - stacy_chambers - LibraryThing
Excellent, sympathetic account of a gentle man and excellent editor. One thing I've wondered since reading this book is if anyone has taken Thomas Wolfe's brain tumors into account regarding his rift ... Read full review
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