Monday, September 20, 2010

Maxwell Perkins

According to this article from LOA, there's a biopic coming soon with Sean Penn playing the role of the legendary Scribner's editor. Hard to imagine dramatizing the life of a guy marking up manuscripts, but one never knows. Perkins is, after all, the gold standard for guys like me. 'In a career spanning thirty-six years as an editor at Charles Scribner’s Sons, Perkins discovered and published three of the giants of twentieth-century literature: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Thomas Wolfe. He inspired a mostly unswerving loyalty in his authors. No editor has ever had more books dedicated to him—68 at the time of his death.' More...

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