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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.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: A. Scott Berg
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2013-08-01
File: 496 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781471130106

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

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Traces the life of the influential book editor who worked with Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Wolfe, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: A. Scott Berg
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2016
File: 512 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780399584831

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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.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Maxwell Evarts Perkins
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Release: 2004
File: 361 Pages
ISBN-13: 1570035482

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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.

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Genre: History
Author: Maxwell Evarts Perkins
Publisher: Penn State Press
Release: 2003
File: 290 Pages
ISBN-13: 027102254X

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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).

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Maxwell Evarts Perkins
Publisher:
Release: 1999
File: 628 Pages
ISBN-13: 0813016916

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Traces the life of the influential book editor who worked with Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Wolfe, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: A. Scott Berg
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2016
File: 512 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780399584831

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Genre: Book editors
Author: Maxwell Evarts Perkins
Publisher:
Release: 1965
File: 315 Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:54350978

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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.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: A. Scott Berg
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2013-08-01
File: 640 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781471130083

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'For more than twenty years, Katharine Hepburn imparted many of the details of her life to me suggesting that I weave them into a book - one that would appear upon her death. Sad to say, the time has come to publish that book. But I find comfort in knowing she lived a very rich 96 years; and I have tried my best to honour her wish of making the book as true to her spirit as possible - as inspiring, as loving and as fun.' Scott Berg KATE REMEMBERED is a loving tribute and a tender farewell that reveals an unusual relationship in a unique life, one fully lived - and largely according to Katharine Hepburn's own rules. More importantly, it sets down many of the stories of that life as she saw them, full of sentiments she felt should not be made public until after her death. Ultimately, this book is not only a story of the poignant final twenty years in which Scott Berg knew Katharine Hepburn, but also a tale of a great theatrical personality and the better part of the century that was the stage for her distinguished life.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: A. Scott Berg
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2013-08-01
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781471130137

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