James Agee Rediscovered: The Journals for 'Let Us Now Praise Famous Men' and Other New Manuscripts

Novelist, journalist, film critic, poet, and activist James Agee 1909 1955 produced an impressive array of literary works spanning three decades His poems, novels, essays, works of criticism, and screenplays gave profound social insights into the Depression ridden 1930s and war torn 1940s, and scholars study and debate his work to this day Agee, a Tennessee native, isNovelist, journalist, film critic, poet, and activist James Agee 1909 1955 produced an impressive array of literary works spanning three decades His poems, novels, essays, works of criticism, and screenplays gave profound social insights into the Depression ridden 1930s and war torn 1940s, and scholars study and debate his work to this day Agee, a Tennessee native, is arguably the most important literary figure from the state.James Agee Rediscovered, edited by Michael A Lofaro and Hugh Davis, gives a newand unique perspective on this prolific writer With this book, the editors have puttogether an untarnished and unfettered collection of previously unpublished manuscripts of one of America s most intriguing authors Featuring various drafts and fragments of Agee s manuscripts from the University of Tennessee Collections Library, the Ransom Center at the University of Texas, and the James Agee Trust, this book reveals the inner thoughts and creative sensibilities of an eclectic writer.James Agee Rediscovered consists of journal entries, drafts of original material, and heretofore undiscovered literary works Lofaro and Davis compiled this collection with a minimum of editorial intrusion The result is an untainted glimpse of Agee at his creative best.Using his masterwork Let Us Now Praise Famous Men as its focal point, the collection covers all aspects of Agee s literary career Readers will discover Agee s thoughts on topics ranging from love to the art of protest, from Charlie Chaplin to race relations.James Agee Rediscovered is a major addition to the field of literary biography.Devotees of Agee, as well the literary curious, will be fascinated by this raw look at a major literary talent.
James Agee Rediscovered The Journals for Let Us Now Praise Famous Men and Other New Manuscripts Novelist journalist film critic poet and activist James Agee produced an impressive array of literary works spanning three decades His poems novels essays works of criticism and scre

  • Title: James Agee Rediscovered: The Journals for 'Let Us Now Praise Famous Men' and Other New Manuscripts
  • Author: Michael A. Lofaro James Agee Michael A. Lofaro
  • ISBN: 9781572333550
  • Page: 243
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “James Agee Rediscovered: The Journals for 'Let Us Now Praise Famous Men' and Other New Manuscripts”

    1. This is the second edition, printed in 1997 by UGA press. It is mainly about the Agee Week Conference at St. Andrews School in October, 1972 which included Agee's contemporaries, near contempary personal friends and aquaintances as well as evaluations of his literature and his critics. There were major panel discussions by his contenporaies including /Robert Fitzgerald, Andrew Lytle, Dwight MacDonald, Fredrick Manfred, and Walker Percy. One sentence in the preface is germane to our unnderstandin [...]

    2. Michael Lofaro was my undergraduate advisor, and I took two of his Agee classes. The man is more than slightly unhinged, but he knows Agee like Agee knew the tenant farmers in Alabama: he studied them intensely, knew them intimately, loved and defended them fiercely (even against himself). What I'm saying is, this book springs from a wealth of knowledge and anyone who reads Agee will benefit from this work.

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