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Posted: 14 March 2006 at 5:11pm | IP Logged
If you want to read a great book on Perkins find Scott Berg's Editor To
Genius. It covers Perkins' career at Scribners and his
relationships with Fitzgerald, Hemingway and Thomas Wolfe...the guy was
not only an editor to genius buy a genuis in his own right.
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Posted: 16 March 2006 at 9:01pm | IP Logged
Here's another one for you. The Only Thing That Counts: The Ernest Hemingway-Maxwell Perkins Correspondence edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli, University Of South Carolina Press, copyright 1996, isbn 1-57003-285-8
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Posted: 16 March 2006 at 11:59pm | IP Logged
Sorry 'bout the absence.
See missing "The Letters Of Maxwell Perkins," which includes letters to not only EH, but also F.Scott, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Thomas Wolfe, and discussions amongst them all about each other, like I think it was EH's assessment of James Jones' talent, and Dreiser, etc.
Think it was "Editor to Author," or "Editor of Genius" or something like that before the "letters" part. An extremely inspiring read, sent me by a great friend when I needed it.
If anyone doesn't know the book I'm talking about, or can't find it, let me know and next chance I'll grab it out of my bookshelf and look at the title.
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