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As ever yours : the letters of Max Perkins and Elizabeth Lemmon

Author: Maxwell E Perkins; Elizabeth Lemmon; Rodger L Tarr
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2003.
Series: Penn State series in the history of the book.
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"Maxwell E. Perkins, famed editor of such literary luminaries as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Zora Neale Hurston, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, and Thomas Wolfe, was a man whose personal and professional lives often intersected. Nowhere is this more evident than in his correspondence with Elizabeth Lemmon, the Virginia socialite who became his long-distance confidante. Despite the platonic nature of their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
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Perkins, Maxwell E. (Maxwell Evarts), 1884-1947.
As ever yours.
University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, c2003
(OCoLC)606939959
Named Person: Maxwell E Perkins; Elizabeth Lemmon; Maxwell E Perkins; Elizabeth Lemmon
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maxwell E Perkins; Elizabeth Lemmon; Rodger L Tarr
ISBN: 027102254X 9780271022543
OCLC Number: 50982348
Description: xii, 290 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Letters --
Max Perkins to Elizabeth Lemmon --
Elizabeth Lemmon to Max Perkins --
Selected Letters of Louise Perkins, Elizabeth Lemmon, and Elizabeth "Zippy" Perkins Gorsline --
Perkins on Fitzgerald at Welbourne --
A Letter from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Louise Perkins --
Letters from Thomas Wolfe to Elizabeth Lemmon.
Series Title: Penn State series in the history of the book.
Responsibility: edited with an introduction by Rodger L. Tarr.

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"Maxwell E. Perkins, famed editor of such literary luminaries as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Zora Neale Hurston, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, and Thomas Wolfe, was a man whose personal and professional lives often intersected. Nowhere is this more evident than in his correspondence with Elizabeth Lemmon, the Virginia socialite who became his long-distance confidante. Despite the platonic nature of their relationship, others realized the intensity of their connection. The letter contained in As Ever Yours, published here for the first time, reveal an epistolary love story - and they provide fresh insights into Perkins the man and Perkins the editor." "As Ever Yours contains 121 of Perkins's letters to Lemmon as well as the 20 extant letters from Lemmon to Perkins; the rest are presumed lost or destroyed. Letters from Fitzgerald and Wolfe also shed light on the pair's dynamic relationship." "The letters make for compelling reading as Perkins details his personal life in New Jersey and Connecticut and his professional life in the New York publishing world. The writers he discovered, edited, and encouraged at Charles Scribner's Sons emerge as endearing and believable characters, brought to life in Perkins's vivid narrative voice. He is witty, self-deprecating, and painterly in his descriptions of people and locales together with the social milieu of his day. Protected by distance, Max used his letter-writing relationship to unburden himself in a way he could not with his coworkers, his authors, or even his wife - and these letters simultaneously highlight his editorial judgment and disclose his private feelings." "Edited by Rodger L. Tarr, As Ever Yours will be important to students and scholars of the history of publishing. The Perkins-Lemmon letters illuminate the thoughts and experiences of the greatest literary editor of the twentieth century."--BOOK JACKET.

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