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Title:Letters of James Agee to Father Flye
Format Type:Ebook
Author:James Agee, James Harold Flye
Publisher:eBooks
ISBN:0910220913
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Category:Non fiction, Biography

Letters of James Agee to Father Flye by James Agee, James Harold Flye

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Letters of James Agee to Father Flye I ll croak before I write ads or sell bonds or do anything except write James Agee s father died when he was just six years old a loss immortalized in his Pulitzer Prize winning novel A Death in the Family Three years later Agee s mother moved the mourning family from Knoxville Tennessee to the campus of St Andrew s an Episcopal boarding school near Sewanee There Agee met Father James Harold Flye who would become his history teacher Though Agee was just ten the two struck up an unlikely and enduring friendship traveling Europe by bicycle and exchanging letters for thirty years from Agee s admission to Exeter Academy to his death at forty five The intimate letters collected by Father Flye after Agee s death form the most intimate portrait of Agee available a starkly revealing account of the internal and external life of a tortured twentieth century genius Agee candidly shares his struggles with depression professional failure and a tumultuous personal life that included three wives and four children First published in Letters of James Agee to Father Flye followed the rediscovery of Agee s Let Us Now Praise Famous Men and the posthumous publication of A Death in the Family which won the Pulitzer Prize and became a hit Broadway play and film The collection sold prolifically throughout the s and s in mass market editions as a new generation of readers discovered the deep talents of the writer Dwight Macdonald called the most broadly gifted writer of our American generation From the Trade Paperback edition

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