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November 27, 2012

James Agee’s Full, Short Life

James Agee (1909 – 1955)

On this day in 1909 James Agee was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. In his forty-five years he was film critic, social documentarist, poet and screenwriter (The African Queen), but he is best known for his autobiographical novel, A Death in the Family — and for the passionate, full-out living that killed him.

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