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July 2018

WGBH’s Great American Read: Discussion with Edgar Herwick

July 19, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St
Boston, 02116 United States
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None of your favorite novels would never have been read by the public without editors working hard behind the scenes. One such editor was Maxwell Perkins, an editor at Scribner in the early 20thcentury. Perkins discovered and worked with Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and other major authors. On Thursday, July 19th, Edgar Herwick of the Curiosity Desk will delve into Perkins’ life and career, examining the relationships between literary giants and the power of an editor. This discussion will…

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Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.