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Perkins, Maxwell E. (Maxwell Evarts) 1884-1947

Works: 198 works in 347 publications in 5 languages and 7,472 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Records and correspondence  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Drama  Bildungsromans  Biographical drama  Fictional autobiographies  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3545.O337, 813.52
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Dear Scott/Dear Max; the Fitzgerald-Perkins correspondence by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Book )
21 editions published between 1970 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,043 libraries worldwide
The only thing that counts : the Ernest Hemingway/Maxwell Perkins correspondence, 1925-1947 by Ernest Hemingway( Book )
12 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 756 libraries 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
To loot my life clean : the Thomas Wolfe--Maxwell Perkins correspondence by Thomas Wolfe( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 527 libraries worldwide
"The relationship between Thomas Wolfe and his legendary editor, Maxwell Perkins, has been the subject of guesswork and anecdote for seventy years. Beginning with the 1929 publication of Look Homeward, Angel, literary scholars have debated the writer's dependence on his editor and the degree to which Perkins participated in Wolfe's work. Now, with this volume of 251 letters between Wolfe and the House of Scribner (two-thirds of which have never been published), the mythologized friendship between the author and the editor is clarified, and the record can be set straight."--Jacket
Ring around Max: the correspondence of Ring Lardner & Max Perkins by Ring Lardner( Book )
9 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 476 libraries worldwide
The sons of Maxwell Perkins : letters of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Wolfe, and their editor ( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 468 libraries 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
Look homeward, angel : a story of the buried life by Thomas Wolfe( Book )
22 editions published between 1947 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 60 libraries worldwide
An elaborate and moving coming-of-age story about Eugene Gant, a restless and energetic character whose passion to experience life takes him from his small, rural hometown in North Carolina to Harvard University and the city of Boston. The novel's pattern is artfully simple--a small town, a large family, high school and college--yet the characters are monumental in their graphic individuality and personality
Editor to author : the letters of Maxwell E. Perkins by Maxwell E Perkins( Book )
16 editions published between 1950 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 30 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
The 3 [cent] color slide by Maxwell E Perkins( Book )
1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
The great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Thomas Wolfe by Maxwell E Perkins( Article )
1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Max & Marjorie : the correspondence between Maxwell E. Perkins and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings by Maxwell E Perkins( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Acuerdate del angel : novela de la vida enterrada by Thomas Wolfe( Book )
1 edition published in 1969 in Spanish and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The Fitzgerald-Perkins papers by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Article )
1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The last letter of Thomas Wolfe, and the reply to it by Thomas Wolfe( Article )
1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Dear Scott, dear Max by Maxwell E Perkins( Article )
in Undetermined and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Father to daughter : the family letters of Maxwell Perkins by Maxwell E Perkins( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Publishing Thomas Wolfe by Maxwell E Perkins( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Nicholas B. Angell collection of Evan Shipman papers and other materials by Nicholas B Angell( Archival Material )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The collection consists of letters, articles, poems and other artifacts that document the life and legacy of Evan Shipman. The Evan Shipman correspondence series consists of 1 cubic foot of material dating from 1910-1958; highlights include an original letter from Ernest Hemingway to Evan Shipman, and originals of correspondence between Shipman and his family, friends and colleagues--among them Ernest Hemingway; Scribner's editor Maxwell Perkins; writers Robert Coates, Malcolm Cowley, Robert Desnos, Matthew Josephson and Harold Stearns; painter Hans Hofmann; movie star Gloria Hellar (Anne Sheridan); and Vera Milanova (Daumal). The Sean O'Rourke series consists of 2 cubic feet of material dating from 1890-2009; highlights include photographs of the Shipman family, copies of Evan Shipman's articles and poems, his testimony before the Subversive Activities Control Board in 1954 about his involvement in the Spanish Civil War, and a manuscript of Sean O'Rourke's biography of Shipman, Grace Under Pressure (Unlimited Publishing, 2010), with notes and other accompanying materials
[Letter to Perkins] by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Book )
2 editions published between 1963 and 1967 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Evarts Perkins, Maxwell 1884-1947
Maxwell Perkins Amerikaans uitgever (1884-1947)
Maxwell Perkins US-amerikanischer Lektor
Perkins, Max
Perkins, Max 1884-1947
Perkins, Maxwell E.
Perkins, Maxwell E. 1884-1947
Perkins, Maxwell E. (Maxwell Evarts), 1884-1947
Perkins, Maxwell Evarts.
Perkins, Maxwell Evarts 1884-1947
מקסוול פרקינס
ماکسول پرکینز
パーキンズ, マックスウェル・エヴァーツ
English (155)
Spanish (3)
French (1)
Japanese (1)
Hebrew (1)
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