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James Agee Message Board 3/24/2005 1:27:45 AM
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Author Agee's Book Reviews

A Death in the Family
This powerful little novel was not quite finished when the author died at the age of 46. It evokes the lovely South of his childhood in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1915-16. Most of the story is seen through the eyes of 6-year-old Rufus, who weighs the differences between his parents (a rural, nonreligious father and an urban Catholic mother), and tries to understand the ramifications when his beloved father is killed in a car crash during a pointless errand...
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
In 1936, writer James Agee and photographer Walker Evans were sent to the Deep South to do a story on sharecropping cotton farmers. Like the Mississippi, the project overran its banks and the article never ran. The result instead is a lush, rambling meditation on poverty, farming, animals, racism, and three families whose lives are dissected exhaustively along with 62 photographs of them and their surroundings. Agee calls himself a "spy" and worries abou...