David Bromwich: James Agee, 7 September 2006
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Library of America, 818 pp., $35, October 2005, 1 931082 81 2Show More
Film Writing and Selected Journalism by James Agee.
Library of America, 748 pp., $40, October 2005, 1 931082 82 0Show More
Brooklyn Is by James Agee.
Fordham, 64 pp., $16.95, October 2005, 0 8232 2492 9Show More
“... among those who knew him, the puzzle remained: a born writer, but of what? Walker Evans, Dwight Macdonald and Robert Fitzgerald in their memoirs of Agee all describe an enchanting talker and an inspired observer of people. Also of cities, houses, symphonies, books, movies; one who lived hard, drank hard, and knew the force of his own feelings ...”