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James Agee

James Agee (1909-1955) was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. He graduated from Harvard in 1932 and was hired as a staff writer at Henry Luce's Fortune magazine. His book about Alabama tenant farmers during the Depression, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, a collaboration with the photographer Walker Evans, appeared in 1941. Agee was later renowned for his film criticism, which appeared regularly in The Nation and Time. He co-wrote the screenplays for The African Queen and The Night of the Hunter, as...See more