Book Read Online Max Perkins: Editor of Genius by A. Scott Berg

Book Read Online Max Perkins: Editor of Genius by A. Scott Berg

Max Perkins: Editor of Genius

Winner of the National Book Award and a National Bestseller MAX PERKINS Editor of Genius by A Scott Berg took the literary world by storm upon its publication in 1978, garnering rave reviews and winning the National Book Award A meticulously researched and engaging portrait of the man who introduced the public to the greatest writers of this century, Berg s biography Winner of the National Book Award and a National Bestseller MAX PERKINS Editor of Genius by A Scott Berg took the literary world by storm upon its publication in 1978, garnering rave reviews and winning the National Book Award A meticulously researched and engaging portrait of the man who introduced the public to the greatest writers of this century, Berg s biography stands as one of the finest books on the publishing industry ever written Unavailable for the last few years, MAX PERKINS is now being re released on the fiftieth anniversary of the great editor s death The driving force behind such literary superstars as F Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Thomas Wolfe, Max Evarts Perkins was the most admired book editor in the world From the first major novel he edited Fitzgerald s This Side of Paradise to the last James Jones s bestselling From Here to Eternity , Perkins revolutionized American literature Perkins was tirelessly committed to nurturing talent no matter how young or unproven the writer Filled with colorful anecdotes about everything from Perkins s struggles to convince the old guard at Scribners to publish his visionary and often controversial authors to his falling out with one of his most brilliant discoveries, Thomas Wolfe, MAX PERKINS reveals with insight and humor the professional and personal life of one of the most legendary figures in the history of American publishing Given unprecedented access to the correspondence between Perkins and his writers, Berg has fashioned a compellingly thorough biography that is as entertaining as it is informative A vivid portrait of one man s life and a revealing behind the scenes look at the creation of literature, A Scott Berg s MAX PERKINS Editor of Genius is a masterful achievement in scholarship and writing

Title : Max Perkins: Editor of Genius
Author :  A. Scott Berg
Language : English
Isbn : 1573226211
Format : Paperback
Pages : 512 pages

Rating: 4.4

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