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Letters of James Agee to Father Flye free pdf Oscillating between earnest questions and bawdy jokes, James Agee's decades of letters, compiled by their trusty recipient, Father Flye, explore issues of spiritual belief, literature, family, success and writing. Though most of Father Flye's letters have since been lost, Agee's writing glimmers with a multi-faceted intelligence and lifelong ambition, from the first letter he penned at 15 to the last before his death.

About James Agee

James Agee (1909-1955) was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. He graduated from Harvard in 1932 and was hired as a staff writer at Henry Luce's "Fortune" magazine. His collection of poetry, "Permit Me Voyage," won the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition and was published in 1934. Though he hoped to dedicate himself full-time to poetry and fiction, Agee would remain a Time, Inc., writer for fourteen years, winning high praise from Luce himself, who considered Agee's "Fortune" essay on the Tennessee Valley Authority to be the best the magazine ever published. (For his part, Agee fantasized about shooting Luce.) His book about Alabama tenant farmers during the Depression, "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men," a collaboration with the photographer Walker Evans, appeared in 1941. The book was a commercial and critical failure, selling just six hundred copies in its first year of publication. Agee was later renowned for his film criticism, which appeared regularly in "The Nation" and "Time." He cowrote the screenplays for "The African Queen" and "The Night of the Hunter," as well as a screenplay for Charlie Chaplin, though it was never produced.""Agee died of a heart attack in a New York City taxicab at forty-five. Two years later, his novel, "A Death in the Family," was published and won the Pulitzer Prize. "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men" was republished in 1960 and hailed, on its rerelease, as an American classic. In 2013, "Cotton Tenants: Three Families," a rediscovered magazine article about the Alabama tenant families, was published to critical acclaim. James Harold Flye (1884-1985) was an Episcopal priest and teacher. He spent thirty-six years at St. Andrew's school in Tennessee, and later served as a pastor at St. Luke's in New York. Robert Phelps (1922-1989) was an editor, author, and translator. He was a cofounder of Grove Press and edited works by Colette and Jean Cocteau.

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Author : James Agee
Publisher : Melville House Publishing
Data Published : 29 April 2014
ISBN : 1612193617
EAN : 9781612193618
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 220 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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