A chronicle of Max Perkins's time as the book editor at Scribner, where he oversaw works by Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others.

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I find myself coming down on the side of an overwritten story regarding one of literature’s great overwriters.
67d ago
They all do their jobs pretty splendidly though so I can’t really complain. But I did notice. As well you might, too.
67d ago
It makes a convincing argument for viewing Thomas Wolfe's work as a product of the exuberance of the 1920s.
67d ago
Wolfe’s prodigious gifts notwithstanding, there’s no doubt to whom the title of “Genius” refers, in a film that proves its case with the taste, restraint and fundamental decency...
67d ago
Genius makes the old-fashioned fresh again, at least for awhile.
67d ago
The film has not fared well with critics, possibly because critics are used to being edited and thus are not inclined to think of editors as heroic.
67d ago
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