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James Agee - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about James Agee

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Selected books about / related to this author

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of James Agee, poet, film critic, social documentarist, screenwriter and novelist; twentieth century American Literature and poetry
James Agee   (1909 - 1955)
 
Category:  American Literature
 
Born:  November 27, 1909
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
 
Died:  May 16, 1955
New York
 
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James Agee - LIFE STORIES
 
 
11/27/1909     James Agee's Full, Short Life
On this day in 1909 James Agee was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. In his forty-five years he was film critic, social documentarist, poet and screenwriter (The African Queen), but he is best known for his autobiographical novel, A Death in the Family -- and for the passionate, full-out living that killed him.
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
A Death in the Family
autobiography
 
Agee on Film: Criticism and Comment on the Movies
criticism
 
Agee: Selected Literary Documents
by James Agee, Victor A. Kramer (Editor)
anthology, poetry, essays, ...
 
James Agee: Selected Journalism
by Paul Ashdown (Editor), James Agee
essays
 
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
non-fiction
 
Permit Me Voyage
poetry
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
James Agee and the Legend of Himself: A Critical Study
by Alan Spiegel
biography, literary criticism
 
Remembering James Agee
by David Madden (Editor), Jeffrey J. Folks (Editor), David Madden (Editor), Jeffrey J. Folks (Editor)
biography
 
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I Hear Poets Singing: James Agee
This short biography from PBS Online chronicles Agee's life as a journalist, poet, novelist and social critic. The article touches upon the influence of friend and mentor, Father Flye, and Agee's collaborations with Walker Evans on articles for Fortune Magazine, and the now classic work on social injustice in America, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men.

"The loss of his father marked James Agee both short term and long term. ... Thirty years later it would form the kernel of the novel which is the cornerstone of his fame (A Death in the Family), but more immediately it resulted in what the author would later see as an expulsion from a childhood Eden."
Literary Encyclopedia
Offers a well-researched biography and analysis of A Death in the Family and Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Future essays on Permit Me Voyage, The Morning Watch, and Agee on Film are planned. Highly recommended.

"In his fiction, poetry, and journalistic writing, Agee's major interests centered on the insecurity of childhood, the psychological conflicts of family life, and the vulnerability of all human beings within society. As a result of his childhood crises, especially the sudden death of his father on May 18, 1916, Agee grew up to be a person overwhelmed by a sense of guilt and personal failure in relation to his lost father. At the same time, both in his writing and his actual life, Agee repeatedly attempted to reconstruct a nostalgic image of an ideal family life."
Maureen E. Mulvihill & June Harrison on James Agee's Brooklyn
A companion TinL article on James Agee's Brooklyn Is, his prose-poem on life there in the 1930s.
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