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Friday, August 5, 2016

A Death in the Family by James Agee

A Death in the Family by James Agee is an emotional story following a death in the family. Not dissimilar to the thoughts James Agee might have had after his father's sudden death. Unfortunately James Agee's death was also untimely at the age of 46 years and A Death in the Family was published two years after his demise - the novel went on to win the Pulitzer Prize.


Mason Canyon said...

Sounds like a sad story with a sad history. I'm not familiar with James Agee. I'll have to check it out. Thanks.

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Nan said...

I read maybe half of this several years ago, and just couldn't finish. Too sad. But you've reminded me that it has been far too long since I've picked up Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. I'll try the libraries. I spent some time today reading about Agee on wikipedia. Very interesting. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Agee