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Title:Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, A Death in the Family, and Shorter Fiction
Format Type:Ebook
Author:James Agee, Michael Sragow
Publisher:Library of America
ISBN:1931082812
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Number of Pages:818
Category:Fiction, Literature

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, A Death in the Family, and Shorter Fiction by James Agee, Michael Sragow

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, A Death in the Family, and Shorter Fiction A passionate literary innovator eloquent in language and uncompromising in his social observation and his pursuit of emotional truth James Agee excelled as novelist critic journalist and screenwriter In his brief often turbulent life he left enduring evidence of his unwavering intensity observant eye and sometimes savage wit .

This volume collects his fiction along with his extraordinary experiment in what might be called prophetic journalism i Let Us Now Praise Famous Men i a collaboration with photographer Walker Evans that began as an assignment from Fortune magazine to report on the lives of Alabama sharecroppers and that expanded into a vast and unique mix of reporting poetic meditation and anguished self revelation that Agee described as an effort in human actuality A page photo insert reproduces Evans s now iconic photographs from the expanded edition .

i A Death in the Family i the Pulitzer Prize winning novel that he worked on for over a decade and that was published posthumously in re creates in stunningly evocative prose Agee s childhood in Knoxville Tennessee and the upheaval his family experienced after his father s death in a car accident when Agee was six years old A whole world with its sensory vividness and social constraints comes to life in this child s eye view of a few catastrophic days It is presented here for the first time in a text with corrections based on Agee s manuscripts at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center .

This volume also includes i The Morning Watch i an autobiographical novella that reflects Agee s deep involvement with religious questions and three short stories including the remarkable allegory A Mother s Tale

Film Writing and Selected Journalism, A Death in the Family, Brooklyn Is: Southeast of the Island: Travel Notes, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, Agee on Film: Criticism and Comment on the Movies, The Morning Watch, Letters of James Agee to Father Flye, Selected Poems, Cotton Tenants: Three Families, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, A Death in the Family, and Shorter Fiction