Maxwell Perkins

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Birthday
20, 1884
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Jun 17, 1947 (62)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
20, 1884
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Jun 17, 1947 (62)

About

An editor with Charles Scribner's Sons who discovered some of the top literary minds of the early 20th century.

Before Fame

He was an economics major at Harvard, but a class in literature taught by the famed professor Charles Townsend Copeland formed the foundation for his literary career.

Trivia

At Scribner he came across F. Scott Fitzgerald's early manuscript, already rejected twice by their editorial board; he persuaded them to publish it, with a few revisions.

Family Life

He was born in New York City.

Associated With

He discovered the author Thomas Wolfe , working with him to perfect his early novel until was ready for publication as Look Homeward, Angel.

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