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Max Perkins: Editor of Genius Paperback – June 1, 1997
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We learn of Perkins's patient relationship with the frustrating Thomas Wolfe, a mammoth talent and physical specimen who could not contain his own enthusiasm. Berg suggests that, as Perkins discovered, Wolfe wasn't writing "books," he was writing one book, which would have encompassed thousands of pages if he had not died early -- a profound insight into the heart and soul of a dynamic author.
We learn much of Papa Hemingway as well, including some insights into the macho author's home life. Elements of Hemingway's unpublished fiction suggest that the bullfighting fan, fisherman, and big game hunter might have enjoyed switching gender roles in bed with one of his wives.Read more ›
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A great book. But I can give it only two stars because when my copy arrived, it was in such a small format that I couldn't read it with my middle-aged eyes. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jim Bklyn
I like reading biographies and I found this one fascinating. I had never heard of this man but I read of a movie that will be released this summer based on this book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by BMC
I loved the book......great characterization, great story, terrific writing and very instructive for a potential writer.Published 2 months ago by Carole Vaughan
The world needs more Max Perkinses moreso than more Hemingways or Fitzgeralds to clarify the true intent of the art
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Should be on every American Lit. Teacher's list of must reads. A unique entrance into the world of writing best sellers and the accompanying process of achieving publication.Published 8 months ago by Nancy Goodrich
A GREAT story about a great literary figure.....book arrived in timely fashion and in good condition....Published 10 months ago by D. J. Singer