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Selected Journalism

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Poet, film critic, screenwriter, and novelist James Agee is best known for his autobiographical Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, A Death in the Family. Yet the journalistic writings of this Knoxville, Tennessee, native established him as an equal of writers such as Ernest Hemingway and Stephen Crane.

James Agee: Selected Journalism is a collection of his articles published fro

Paperback, 192 pages
Published December 30th 2005 by Univ Tennessee Press (first published August 1985)
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Joe Johnston
Agee fascinates me. Went through a major Agee period in '88 or so. Brilliant writer, a great and sad soul. There are many great essays here, but the most memorable are the essay on the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima (from Time magazine) and the one about going on a cruise ship. Also the essay on orchids.
A collection of Agee essays spanning a range of topics that includes cockfighting, orchids, the day FDR died and the splitting of the atom over Japan when, "All thoughts and things were split." Agee reveals more insight and genius in a two-page essay than most men do in dissertations.
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An American author, journalist, poet, screenwriter and film critic. In the 1940s, he was one of the most influential film critics in the U.S. His autobiographical novel, A Death in the Family (1957), won the author a posthumous Pulitzer Prize.

Agee was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, at Highland Avenue and 15th Street (renamed James Agee Street in 1999) to Hugh James Agee and Laura Whitman Tyler.
More about James Agee...
A Death in the Family Let Us Now Praise Famous Men Cotton Tenants: Three Families Agee on Film: Criticism and Comment on the Movies Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, A Death in the Family, and Shorter Fiction

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