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James Agee

James Agee was an American author, journalist, poet, screenwriter and film critic. In the 1940s he was one of the most influential film critics in the U.S. His autobiographical novel, A Death in the Family (1957), won the author a posthumous 1958 Pulitzer Prize.

Major achievements

  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1958 for A Death in the Family

Works

  • Four Early Stories by James Agee (1964, short stories, posthumous)
  • Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941, with photographer Walker Evans)
  • The Quiet One (1949)
  • Agee on Film (1958)

Religion

Denomination: Anglican

Connections

  • father: Hugh James Agee (postal worker, d. 18-May-1916 automobile accident)
  • Wife: Olivia Saunders (m. 28-Jan-1933)
  • Son: Joel (b. 20-Mar-1940)
  • Daughter: Julia Teresa (b. 7-Nov-1946)
  • Daughter: Andre Maria (b. 15-May-1950)
  • Son: John Alexander (b. 6-Sep-1954)
  • step-father: Fr. Erskine Wright (stepfather, m. his mother 1924)
James Agee
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Born November 27, 1909
Died May 16, 1955
(aged 45)
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  • 1932
    Harvard University
  • 1932 - 1939
    Reporter, Fortune
  • 1941 - 1948
    Film Critic, The Nation
  • 1952
    Actor, Face to Face (Nov-1952)

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  • General Info
  • Major Achievements
    • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1958 for A Death in the Family
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  • Works
    • poetry: Permit Me Voyage (1934, poetry)
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    • book: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941, with photographer Walker Evans)
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    • book: The Quiet One (1949)
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    • novella: The Morning Watch (1951, novella)
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    • Novel: A Death in the Family (1957, novel)
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    • book: Agee on Film (1958)
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    • Short stories: Four Early Stories by James Agee (1964, short stories, posthumous)
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    • essays: The Collected Short Prose of James Agee (1968, essays, posthumous)
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  • Relatives
    • Hugh James Agee (postal worker, d. 18-May-1916 automobile accident)
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    • Olivia Saunders (m. 28-Jan-1933)
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    • Joel (b. 20-Mar-1940)
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    • Julia Teresa (b. 7-Nov-1946)
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    • Andre Maria (b. 15-May-1950)
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    • John Alexander (b. 6-Sep-1954)
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    • Fr. Erskine Wright (stepfather, m. his mother 1924)
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