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A Week in Literary History

November 27th, 2002

American writer James Agee (A Death in the Family, 1957) is born in 1909 in Knoxville, Tenn.

ageebyevansJames Agee, b. November 27, 1909, d. 1955

During his lifetime Agee was known primarily as an influential film critic for The Nation. His 1941 book Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: Three Tenant Families is often considered his masterpiece, but even better is his autobiographical novel A Death in the Family, for which he won a posthumous Pulitzer Prize, and his screenplays for The African Queen and The Night of the Hunter.

Suggested Reading Novels A Death in the Family, 1957. Non-fiction Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, 1941. Screenplays The African Queen, 1951. The Night of the Hunter, 1954. Film criticism Agee on Film, 1948. Agee on Film II, 1952.

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