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

Author: Maxwell E Perkins; Matthew Joseph Bruccoli; Judith Baughman
Publisher: Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Records and correspondence
Briefsammlung
Correspondence
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Named Person: Maxwell E Perkins; F Scott Fitzgerald; Ernest Hemingway; Thomas Wolfe; Ernest Hemingway; Maxwell E Perkins; F Scott Fitzgerald; Ernest Hemingway; Thomas Wolfe; F Scott Fitzgerald; Ernest Hemingway; Maxwell E Perkins; Thomas Wolfe; Maxwell Evarts Perkins; Francis Scott Fitzgerald; Ernest Hemingway; Thomas Wolfe; Francis Scott Fitzgerald; Ernest Hemingway; Maxwell E Perkins; Thomas Wolfe
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maxwell E Perkins; Matthew Joseph Bruccoli; Judith Baughman
ISBN: 1570035482 9781570035487
OCLC Number: 54046176
Description: xxxiii, 361 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Thomas Wolfe's portrait of Maxwell Perkins in You can't go home again --
"Thomas Wolfe : a writer for the people of his time and tomorrow" and "Ernest Hemingway" by Maxwell Perkins --
Sources and background reading.
Responsibility: edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli, with Judith S. Baughman.
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Maxwell Perkins remains permanently linked to Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Wolfe in literary history and literary myth. This epistolary collection documents the extent of the fatherly forbearance,  Read more...

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