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Max Perkins

Max Perkins
Editor of Genius

by A. Scott Berg

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2013-08-01
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 147113010X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The talents Maxwell Perkins nurtured were known worldwide: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Wolfe among numerous others. But the man himself remained a mystery, a backstage presence who served these authors not only as editor but as critic, career manager, moneylender, psychoanalyst, confessor and friend. This outstanding biography, a winner of the National Book Award, is the first to explore the fascinating life of this editor extraordinaire in both professional and personal domains. It tells not only of Perkins' stormy marriage and secret twenty-five-year romance with Elizabeth Lemmon, but also of his intensely intimate relationships with the leading literary lights of the twentieth century.

As Ever Yours: The Letters of Max Perkins and Elizabeth Lemmon

As Ever Yours: The Letters of Max Perkins and Elizabeth Lemmon
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 0271047313
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Sons of Maxwell Perkins

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

by Maxwell Evarts Perkins,Francis Scott Fitzgerald,Ernest Hemingway,Thomas Wolfe

  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 361
  • ISBN : 9781570035487
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The relationships between legendary Scribner's editor Maxwell Perkins and three of his most important authors--Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Thomas Wolfe--are captured in a remarkable series of more than two hundred letters that speak out on such topics as the art of writing, editing, publishing, personal rivalries, and more.

The Art of Editing

The Art of Editing
Raymond Carver and David Foster Wallace

by Tim Groenland

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2019-02-21
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1501338293
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The place of the editor in literary production is an ambiguous and often invisible one, requiring close attention to publishing history and (often inaccessible) archival resources to bring it into focus. In The Art of Editing, Tim Groenland shows that the critical tendency to overlook the activities of editors and to focus on the solitary author figure neglects important elements of how literary works are acquired, developed and disseminated. Focusing on selected works of fiction by Raymond Carver and David Foster Wallace, authors who represent stylistic touchstones for US fiction of recent decades, Groenland presents two case studies of editorial collaboration. Carver's early stories were integral to the emergence of the Minimalist movement in the 1980s, while Wallace's novels marked a generational shift towards a more expansive, maximal mode of narrative. The role of their respective editors, however, is often overlooked. Gordon Lish's part in shaping the form of Carver's early stories remains under-explored; analyses of Wallace's fiction, meanwhile, tend to minimise Michael Pietsch's role from the creation of Infinite Jest during the mid-1990s until the present day. Drawing on extensive archival research as well as interviews with editors and collaborators, Groenland illuminates the complex and often conflicting forms of agency involved in the genesis of these influential works. The energies and tensions of the editing process emerge as essential factors in the creation of fictions more commonly understood within the paradigm of solitary authorship. The mediating role of the editor is, Groenland argues, inseparable from the development, form, and reception of these works.

Ernest Hemingway Selected Letters 1917-1961

Ernest Hemingway Selected Letters 1917-1961
A Book

by Ernest Hemingway,Carlos Baker

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2003-06-03
  • Pages : 976
  • ISBN : 0743246896
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This collection of Hemingway's personal correspondence reveals his multidimensional character, views on contemporaneous literary topics, and irrepressible opinions about friends, work, women, soldiers, politicans, and himself.

Hemingway's Fetishism

Hemingway's Fetishism
Psychoanalysis and the Mirror of Manhood

by Carl P. Eby

  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 1999-01-01
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN : 9780791440032
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Demonstrates in painstaking detail and with reference to stunning new archival evidence how fetishism was crucial to the construction and negotiation of identity and gender in Hemingway's life and fiction.

The Air-Line to Seattle

The Air-Line to Seattle
A Book

by Kenneth S. Lynn

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 1984-10
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN : 9780226498331
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this controversial, wide-ranging, and fearlessly candid book, Kenneth S. Lynn argues that too many of our current commentators on the American past are out of touch with historical reality. His targets range from the currently fashionable but fantastic idea that the Declaration of Independence derives from a communitarian rather than individualistic philosophy to misinterpretations of the lives of Emerson, Walter Lippmann, Hemingway, and Max Perkins. In each case Lynn reveals the tendency of literary and intellectual historians to impose precooked formulas upon the evidence they profess to study.

The Making of a Bestseller

The Making of a Bestseller
From Author to Reader

by Arthur T. Vanderbilt

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 1999-01-01
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : 9780786406630
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Writer F. Scott Fitzgerald's career itself is a metaphor for the vagaries of book publishing. If Fitzgerald would have had his way, we would today refer to The Great Gatsby as either Gold-Hatted Gatsby, Trimalchio in West Egg, or The High-Bouncing Lover. A few years before Gatsby, Fitzgerald had become a literary sensation at the age of 23; Helen Hooven Santmyer, a contemporary of Fitzgerald's, would not have a successful novel published until she was 88 and living in a nursing home. In this book, the author explores that mysterious place in publishing where art and commerce can either clash, mesh, or both. Along the way, a wide range of authors--from the literary greats to today's commercial superstars--editors, agents and publishers share their thoughts, insights and experiences: What inspires writers? (John Steinbeck, for example, wrote every novel as if it were his last, as if death were imminent.) Why are some books successful and appreciated, while others fall into oblivion? The answers are often elusive, never absolute, but the stories and anecdotes are always fascinating.

Thomas Wolfe

Thomas Wolfe
Memoir of a Friendship

by Robert Raynolds

  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release : 1965-01-01
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN : 0292741553
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is a story that no one else could tell. It tells how Thomas Wolfe and Robert Raynolds happened to meet, how they became friends, and how their friendship grew, survived a crisis, and continued until the death of Thomas Wolfe. "We met in the city," says Raynolds, "but Tom and I were both mountain-born and small-town bred; we were more at home with cows and rattlesnakes than with subways and city slickers, and we were very much at home with one another." The story is told with understanding, with humor, and with compassion. Robert Raynolds began writing it in 1942—four years after the death of his friend and companion novelist—and finished it twenty-three years later, in 1965. It is a responsible and considered memoir in honor of human friendship, and it brings the vivid character of Thomas Wolfe directly into the presence of the reader. The story is full of daily portraits of Thomas Wolfe. What did he look like in his room, pacing the floor, or writing? How did he appear on the streets of Brooklyn or Manhattan, day or night? Or walking in the morning in a pine forest, or running his hand gently over a block of marble in an abandoned quarry, or tramping fields of snow after midnight? What was it like to eat with him at night in New York, or at noon in a Vermont farmhouse, or at breakfast in a home made lively by the laughter and play of children? He was shy. "Why don't you find me a nice little wife?" he would ask Mrs. Raynolds. He was emotional, often speaking in the style of his writing: "And the whistle-wail of the great train. . ." He was profound, brooding after his break with his first publishers: could a man who had left a friend as he had left Maxwell Perkins ever be a "righteous man" again? This is a story of the plain and real Thomas Wolfe, of his human goodness, his bone-deep weariness in labor, his sudden joy in being understood and loved by a fellow man. And this is the story of how Robert Raynolds honored the grace of being a friend of Thomas Wolfe.

Hemingway and Faulkner in Their Time

Hemingway and Faulkner in Their Time
A Book

by Earl Rovit,Arthur Waldhorn

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2006-03-31
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 9780826418258
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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John Steinbeck Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner are generally recognized as the most influential American novelists of the 20th century. Their careers paralleled one another in significant ways - two of their fledgling poems coincidentally appeared in the same avant-garde little magazine; they died a year apart, almost to the day; each won the Nobel Prize. It is as much biography as critique, a short, happy reference work that sometimes tells more about the commentators than their subjects. Among the writers on the writers, there is Sherwood Anderson, Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, Conrad Aiken, W. H. Auden, John Dos Passos, Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, and many others. This book is not only a valuable addition to literary scholarship, it is also a unique re-creation of an era in American culture.

Someday

Someday
Superwillie

by Smith E. Wood

  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Release : 2011-09
  • Pages : 484
  • ISBN : 143491125X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Max Perkins

Max Perkins
Editor of Genius

by A. Scott Berg

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 498
  • ISBN : 9780425223376
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A thirtieth anniversary edition of the National Book Award-winning biography traces the life of the influential book editor who nurtured the literary talents of such twentieth-century masters as Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Wolfe, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lindbergh. Reprint.

The Paris Wife

The Paris Wife
A Novel

by Paula McLain

  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 2011-02-22
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0345521323
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal that captures the love affair between two unforgettable people, Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley—from the author of Love and Ruin and the new novel When the Stars Go Dark, available now! “A beautiful portrait of being in Paris in the glittering 1920s—as a wife and as one’s own woman.”—Entertainment Weekly NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY People • Chicago Tribune • NPR • The Philadelphia Inquirer • Kirkus Reviews • The Toronto Sun • BookPage Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a quiet twenty-eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness—until she meets Ernest Hemingway. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group—the fabled “Lost Generation”—that includes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Though deeply in love, the Hemingways are ill prepared for the hard-drinking, fast-living, and free-loving life of Jazz Age Paris. As Ernest struggles to find the voice that will earn him a place in history and pours himself into the novel that will become The Sun Also Rises, Hadley strives to hold on to her sense of self as her roles as wife, friend, and muse become more challenging. Eventually they find themselves facing the ultimate crisis of their marriage—a deception that will lead to the unraveling of everything they’ve fought so hard for. A heartbreaking portrayal of love and torn loyalty, The Paris Wife is all the more poignant because we know that, in the end, Hemingway wrote that he would rather have died than fallen in love with anyone but Hadley.

Unclean Lips

Unclean Lips
Obscenity, Jews, and American Culture

by Josh Lambert

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2013-11-25
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 1479895229
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Winner of the 2014 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award presented by the Association for Jewish Studies Jews have played an integral role in the history of obscenity in America. For most of the 20th century, Jewish entrepreneurs and editors led the charge against obscenity laws. Jewish lawyers battled literary censorship even when their non-Jewish counterparts refused to do so, and they won court decisions in favor of texts including Ulysses, A Howl, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, and Tropic of Cancer. Jewish literary critics have provided some of the most influential courtroom testimony on behalf of freedom of expression. The anti-Semitic stereotype of the lascivious Jew has made many historians hesitant to draw a direct link between Jewishness and obscenity. In Unclean Lips, Josh Lambert addresses the Jewishness of participants in obscenity controversies in the U.S. directly, exploring the transformative roles played by a host of neglected figures in the development of modern and postmodern American culture. The diversity of American Jewry means that there is no single explanation for Jews' interventions in this field. Rejecting generalizations, this bookoffers case studies that pair cultural histories with close readings of both contested texts and trial transcripts to reveal the ways in which specific engagements with obscenity mattered to particular American Jews at discrete historical moments. Reading American culture from Theodore Dreiser and Henry Miller to Curb Your Enthusiasm and FCC v. Fox, Unclean Lips analyzes the variable historical and cultural factors that account for the central role Jews have played in the struggles over obscenity and censorship in the modern United States.

The Darling Dahlias and the Unlucky Clover

The Darling Dahlias and the Unlucky Clover
A Book

by Susan Wittig Albert

  • Publisher : Greenleaf Book Group
  • Release : 2018-03-06
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 0996904042
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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NYT bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert returns to Depression-era Darling, Alabama . . . ​where the ladies of the Dahlias, the local garden club, are happy to dig a little dirt! In the seventh book of this popular series, it looks like the music has ended for Darling’s favorite barbershop quartet, the Lucky Four Clovers—just days before the Dixie Regional Barbershop Competition. Another unlucky break: a serious foul-up in Darling’s telephone system—and not a penny for repairs. And while liquor is legal again, moonshine isn’t. Sheriff Buddy Norris needs a little luck when he goes into Briar Swamp to confront Cypress County’s most notorious bootlegger. What he finds upends his sense of justice. Once again, Susan Wittig Albert has told a charming story filled with richly human characters who face the Great Depression with courage and grace. She reminds us that friends offer the best of themselves to each other, community is what holds us together, and luck is what you make it. Bonus features: Liz Lacy’s Garden Gate column on “lucky” plants, plus the Dahlias’ collection of traditional Southern pie recipes and a dash of cookery history. Reading group questions, more recipes, and Depression-era info @www.DarlingDahlias.com “Captivating . . . Charming characters, a fast-paced plot, and a strong sense of history help make this a superior cozy.” —Publishers Weekly “The author of the popular China Bayles mysteries brings a small Southern town to life and vividly captures an era and culture—the Depression, segregation, class differences, the role of women in the South—with authentic period details. Her book fairly sizzles with the strength of the women of Darling.” —Library Journal Starred Review

Coincidences

Coincidences
Synchronicity, Verisimilitude, and Storytelling

by Michael Jackson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021-04-27
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 0520379969
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Time to time -- Person to person -- Place to place.

Max Perkins, Editor of Genius

Max Perkins, Editor of Genius
A Book

by Andrew Scott Berg

  • Publisher : Washington Square Press
  • Release : 1979
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This "highly readable work of literary history" (New York Times Book Review) is the first to explore the professional and personal life of editor extraordinaire Maxwell Petkins -- guiding light for such stellar literary figures as E Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Wolfe, and many more. Meticulously researched, surprisingly revealing, and highly praised by critics, it earned the National Book Award for Biography -- a testament not only to its impeccable scholarship but to its extraordinarily accessible prose. Packed with anecdotes from the age of giants, this unique work will not only inspire writers, editors, and book lovers, but anyone interested in learning more about the genius behind the scenes, who "turns out to be as fascinating, dark, complex, and sad as any of his golden boys" (Russell Baker). Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Cult Pop Culture: How the Fringe Became Mainstream [3 volumes]

Cult Pop Culture: How the Fringe Became Mainstream [3 volumes]
How the Fringe Became Mainstream

by Bob Batchelor

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2011-12-07
  • Pages : 736
  • ISBN : 0313357811
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This three-volume collection of original essays examines cult pop culture, the often-seedy underbelly of American popular culture. • 60 essays examine cult topics based on linked subject matter • Organization by subject enables readers to quickly find what interests them most • A "Further Reading" section, including websites, films, and multimedia sources, helps readers to delve into cult pop culture topics in greater depth

Gatsby

Gatsby
The Cultural History of the Great American Novel

by Bob Batchelor

  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release : 2013-11-07
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN : 0810891964
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald produced his third novel, a slim work for which he had high expectations. Despite such hopes, the novel received mixed reviews and lackluster sales. Over the decades, however, the reputation of The Great Gatsby has grown and millions of copies have been sold. One of the bestselling novels of all time, it is also considered one of the most significant achievements in twentieth-century fiction. But what makes Gatsby great? Why do we still care about this book more than eighty-five years after it was published? And how does Gatsby help us make sense of our own lives and times? In Gatsby: The Cultural History of the Great American Novel, Bob Batchelor explores the birth, life, and enduring influence of The Great Gatsby—from the book’s publication in 1925 through today’s headlines filled with celebrity intrigue, corporate greed, and a roller-coaster economy. A cultural historian, Batchelor explains why and how the novel has become part of the fiber of the American ethos and an important tool in helping readers to better comprehend their lives and the broader world around them. A “biography” of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, this book examines The Great Gatsby’s evolution from a nearly-forgotten 1920s time capsule to a revered cultural touchstone. Batchelor explores how this embodiment of the American Dream has become an iconic part of our national folklore, how the central themes and ideas emerging from the book—from the fulfillment of the American Dream to the role of wealth in society—resonate with contemporary readers who struggle with similar uncertainties today. By exploring the timeless elements of reinvention, romanticism, and relentless pursuit of the unattainable, Batchelor confirms the novel’s status as “The Great American Novel” and, more importantly, explains to students, scholars, and fans alike what makes Gatsby so great.

Help! For Writers

Help! For Writers
210 Solutions to the Problems Every Writer Faces

by Roy Peter Clark

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2011-09-21
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0316192759
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The craft of writing offers countless potential problems: The story is too long; the story's too short; revising presents a huge hurdle; writer's block is rearing its ugly head. In Help! For Writers, Roy Peter Clark presents an "owner's manual" for writers, outlining the seven steps of the writing process, and addressing the 21 most urgent problems that writers face. In his trademark engaging and entertaining style, Clark offers ten short solutions to each problem. Out of ideas? Read posters, billboards, and graffiti. Can't bear to edit yourself? Watch the deleted scenes feature of a DVD, and ask yourself why those scenes were left on the cutting-room floor. Help! For Writers offers 210 strategies to guide writers to success.