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Perkins, Maxwell Evarts

Works: 4 works in 13 publications in 1 language and 17 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  History  Business correspondence 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3511.I9, B
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Most widely held works by Maxwell Evarts Perkins
Editor to author : the letters of Maxwell E. Perkins by Maxwell E Perkins( Book )

7 editions published between 1950 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of letters written from 1914-1947 by editor Max Perkins to authors Van Wyck Brooks, E.H. Sothern, Arthur Train, James Huneker, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Galsworthy, Ring W. Lardner, Edward Bok, James Boyd, Will James, Struthers Burt, Stark Young, John W. Thomason, Jr., Williard Huntington Wright, Robert Burlingame, Thomas Wolfe, Erskine Caldwell, Leon Trotsky, Allen Tate, Morley Callaghan, Ernest Hemmingway, Chard Powers Smith, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Caroline Gordon, Hamilton Basso, A.S. Frere-Reeves, Nancy Hale, Robert Briffault, Fred Wolfe, Maxwell E. Perkins, Taylor Caldwell, Nicholas Murray Butler, Charles Townsend Copeland, Waldo Peirce, Ward Dorrance, Dawn Powell, Sherwood Anderson, Dixon Wecter, Ray Stannard Baker, William B. Wisdom, James Truslow Adams, Annie Laurie Etchison, Marcia Davenport, Ann Chidester, William Lyon Phelps, Alden Brooks, Raymond Thompson, Betty Grace Boyd, Maxwell Geismar, Edith Pope, Alice D. Bond, Joseph Stanley Pennell, Geoffrey Parsons, Christine Weston, R.W. Cowden, John H. Mulliken, Jr., James Boyd, Jr., James Jones, G.P. Brett, Jr., Alan Paton, and Katharine Newlin Burt
Dear Scott/Dear Max; the Fitzgerald-Perkins correspondence by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The sons of Maxwell Perkins : letters of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Wolfe, and their editor( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"In April 1938 F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote to his editor Maxwell Perkins, "What a time you've had with your sons, Max - Ernest gone to Spain, me gone to Hollywood, Tom Wolfe reverting to an artistic hill-billy." As the sole literary editor with name recognition among students of American literature, Perkins remains permanently linked to Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Wolfe in literary history and literary myth. Their relationships, which were largely epistolary, play out in the 221 letters Matthew J. Bruccoli has assembled in this volume. The collection documents the extent of the fatherly forbearance, attention, and encouragement the legendary Scribners editor gave to his authorial sons. The correspondent portrays his ability to juggle the requirements of his three geniuses." "Perkins wanted his stars to be close friends and wrote to each of them about the others. They responded in kind: Fitzgerald on Hemingway and Wolfe, Wolfe on Fitzgerald, Hemingway on Wolfe and Fitzgerald. The novelists also wrote to each other. But contrary to Perkins's hopes for a brotherhood among them, many of their letters express rivalry and suspicion rather than affinity. Perkins encouraged the writers professionally but never took sides in their sibling rivalries." "Addressing an overlooked aspect of literary study, the letters center on the acts of writing, editing, and publishing, and on the writers' relationships with the house of Scribner and one another. In addition to providing insight into the personalities of these literary heroes, the correspondence reveals how editing and publishing have changed since the Twenties and Thirties - a golden era for Scribners and for American literature. In particular, the letters correct the incomplete, oversimplified image of Perkins and his function as an editor - especially his relationship with Thomas Wolfe."--Jacket
The only thing that counts : the Ernest Hemingway/Maxwell Perkins correspondence, 1925-1947 by Ernest Hemingway( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In 1924 F. Scott Fitzgerald told his editor Maxwell Perkins about a young American expatriate in Paris, an unknown writer with a "brilliant future." When Perkins wrote to Ernest Hemingway several months later, he commenced a correspondence spanning more than two decades and charting the career of the most influential American author of this century. The letters collected here are the record of a remarkable professional alliance - an enduring friendship between editor and author - and of Hemingway's development as a writer. Determined to be a great novelist, Hemingway reported frequently on the pitfalls and triumphs of the writing process. While his fiction is characterized by precision and control, his letters reveal Hemingway at his most ebullient. Whether self-satisfied, bitter, or intoxicated, he wrote impassioned letters about everything that was on his mind, from literature and money to bull-fighting, fishing, and friendship. From Paris in the Twenties through the Depression, the Spanish Civil War, and World War II, the correspondence between these men provides inside commentary on an era marked by influential developments in both literature and politics. And finally, for anyone interested in books, editing, and authorship, Perkins and Hemingway's exchange on the subjects of advances, advertising, critics, jacket illustrations, and movie deals show how much has changed in book publishing and how much has stayed the same
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Audience level: 0.34 (from 0.33 for Editor to ... to 0.39 for The sons o ...)

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