Maxwell Perkins

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William Maxwell Perkins (1884-1947) was the famous editor of novelists F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Wolfe, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, and others, at the publisher Charles Scribner's Sons during the first half of the 20th Century.

His correspondence with F. Scott Fitzgerald is collected in "Dear Scott, Dear Max: The Fitzgerald-Perkins Correspondence," ed. John Kuehl and Jackson Bryer (1991). A similar book regarding Perkins' relationship with Hemingway is "The Only Thing That Counts", ed. Matthew J. Bruccoli and Robert W. Trogdon. Perkins' own life and career are chronicled in his biography, "Max Perkins: Editor of Genius" by A. Scott Berg (ISBN 1573226211).

He was the grandson of Secretary of State William M. Evarts, the great-great-grandson of Declaration of Independence signer Roger Sherman, and the uncle of Watergate Scandal special prosecutor Archibald Cox.

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