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The Sons of Maxwell Perkins: Letters of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Wolfe, and Their Editor

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A unique look at a legendary editor and the literary giants he fostered

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
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Hardcover, 361 pages
Published June 30th 2004 by University of South Carolina Press (first published June 2004)
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Jenny
Apr 01, 2013 Jenny marked it as partially-read
Used this as a bit of background research for a discussion of The Great Gatsby I led at the library in March 2013; I used approximately the first 50 pages. Interesting back-and-forth between Fitzgerald and Perkins regarding edits to the manuscript, changes to the title and dust jacket (FSF's concerns that there should be no blurbs from other authors, and that plot points not be given away), and reactions to the initial sales.
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