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The Resource As ever yours : the letters of Max Perkins and Elizabeth Lemmon, edited with an introduction by Rodger L. Tarr

As ever yours : the letters of Max Perkins and Elizabeth Lemmon, edited with an introduction by Rodger L. Tarr

Label
As ever yours : the letters of Max Perkins and Elizabeth Lemmon
Title
As ever yours
Title remainder
the letters of Max Perkins and Elizabeth Lemmon
Statement of responsibility
edited with an introduction by Rodger L. Tarr
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Maxwell E. Perkins, famed editor of such literary luminaries as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Zora Neale Hurston, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, and Thomas Wolfe, was a man whose personal and professional lives often intersected. Nowhere is this more evident than in his correspondence with Elizabeth Lemmon, the Virginia socialite who became his long-distance confidante. Despite the platonic nature of their relationship, others realized the intensity of their connection. The letter contained in As Ever Yours, published here for the first time, reveal an epistolary love story - and they provide fresh insights into Perkins the man and Perkins the editor." "As Ever Yours contains 121 of Perkins's letters to Lemmon as well as the 20 extant letters from Lemmon to Perkins; the rest are presumed lost or destroyed. Letters from Fitzgerald and Wolfe also shed light on the pair's dynamic relationship." "The letters make for compelling reading as Perkins details his personal life in New Jersey and Connecticut and his professional life in the New York publishing world. The writers he discovered, edited, and encouraged at Charles Scribner's Sons emerge as endearing and believable characters, brought to life in Perkins's vivid narrative voice. He is witty, self-deprecating, and painterly in his descriptions of people and locales together with the social milieu of his day. Protected by distance, Max used his letter-writing relationship to unburden himself in a way he could not with his coworkers, his authors, or even his wife - and these letters simultaneously highlight his editorial judgment and disclose his private feelings." "Edited by Rodger L. Tarr, As Ever Yours will be important to students and scholars of the history of publishing. The Perkins-Lemmon letters illuminate the thoughts and experiences of the greatest literary editor of the twentieth century."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1884-1947
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Perkins, Maxwell E.
Dewey number
  • 070.5/1/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN149.9.P4
LC item number
A4 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1892-
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  • Lemmon, Elizabeth
  • Tarr, Rodger L
Series statement
Penn State series in the history of the book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Editors
  • Perkins, Maxwell E.
  • Lemmon, Elizabeth
Label
As ever yours : the letters of Max Perkins and Elizabeth Lemmon, edited with an introduction by Rodger L. Tarr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Letters
  • Max Perkins to Elizabeth Lemmon
  • Elizabeth Lemmon to Max Perkins
  • Selected Letters of Louise Perkins, Elizabeth Lemmon, and Elizabeth "Zippy" Perkins Gorsline
  • Perkins on Fitzgerald at Welbourne
  • A Letter from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Louise Perkins
  • Letters from Thomas Wolfe to Elizabeth Lemmon
Control code
50982348
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 290 pages
Isbn
9780271022543
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002153321
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
As ever yours : the letters of Max Perkins and Elizabeth Lemmon, edited with an introduction by Rodger L. Tarr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Letters
  • Max Perkins to Elizabeth Lemmon
  • Elizabeth Lemmon to Max Perkins
  • Selected Letters of Louise Perkins, Elizabeth Lemmon, and Elizabeth "Zippy" Perkins Gorsline
  • Perkins on Fitzgerald at Welbourne
  • A Letter from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Louise Perkins
  • Letters from Thomas Wolfe to Elizabeth Lemmon
Control code
50982348
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 290 pages
Isbn
9780271022543
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002153321
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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