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Max Perkins: Editor of Genius

A. Scott Berg - Author

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ISBN 9781101494301 | 512 pages | 02 Sep 2008 | Berkley | 18 - AND UP
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The National Book Award winner from the #1 New York Times bestselling author is now in Berkley trade for the first time—and celebrating its 30th anniversary.

The talents he nurtured became worldwide literary legends—among them, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Thomas Wolfe. But Maxwell Perkins remained a mystery, a backstage presence who served these authors not only as editor extraordinaire but also as critic, psychoanalyst, father-confessor, and devoted friend. But who really was Maxwell Perkins? “Now the mystery has been solved, in A. Scott Berg’s exhaustive, penetrating, and wholly satisfying biography” (Miami Herald).

“A highly readable work of literary history.”
New York Times Book Review

“An extraordinarily fine and moving portrait of the man who assembled America’s finest literary gang.”
—Russell Baker

“A work that does honor to the subject.”
Chicago Tribune

“A. Scott Berg has…(perhaps just in the nick of time) rescued Perkins from permanent obscurity.”
Atlantic Monthly


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