Remembering James Agee

Edited by David Madden and Jeffrey Folks

Title Details

Pages: 288

Illustrations: 20 b&w photos

Trim size: 5.500in x 9.000in



Pub Date: 09/01/1997

ISBN: 9-780-8203-1913-1

List Price: $34.95

Remembering James Agee

Edited by David Madden and Jeffrey Folks

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Novelist, poet, screenwriter, journalist, film critic, and cult hero, James Agee was a man of many talents. This collection examines Agee's achievements from the perspective of family members, friends, and contemporaries to create a multifaceted portrait of a dynamic and influential man.

Included are recollections and commentary from Agee's widow, his lifelong friend and teacher Father Flye, his editor David McDowell, and other notables, including John Huston, Andrew Lytle, and Walker Evans, with whom Agee collaborated on Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. For this edition, the editors have added new insights from such luminaries as Robert Fitzgerald, Dwight Macdonald, and Frederick Manfred, along with Agee critics Scott Bates, Edward Carlos, James Lee, Edwin M. Sterling, and William Stott. In addition, editor Jeffrey J. Folks has contributed a new preface outlining the state of Agee criticism in the years since the first edition was published in 1974.

With liveliness and candor, Remembering James Agee evokes the life and personality of a writer and critic who holds a unique place in American letters.

The relation between Agee's romantic view of art, life, and religion . . . is eloquently summed up for us in this fascinating memoir.

New Republic

A remarkably honest book.

Christian Science Monitor

Excellent. . . . A fine mosaic of a man who suceeded in life despite his 'self destruct' instinct.

Journal of Popular Culture

About the Author/Editor

Jeffrey Folks (Editor)
JEFFREY J. FOLKS is a professor of literature at Miyazaki International College in Japan.

David Madden (Editor)
DAVID MADDEN is a professor of English at Louisiana State University.