Books: Author Unstuck

In iQ3'5 Novelist Thomas Wolfe dedicated his Of Time and the River to Scribner's Editor Maxwell Perkins who launched him on his career. The dedication called "Max" Perkins "a great editor and a brave and honest man, who stuck to the author of this book through times of bitter hopelessness and doubt and would not let him give way to his own despair," included a hope that the work was worthy of the devotion of "a dauntless and unshaken friend," and closed with a confession that the book would never have been written without...