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James Agee

Poet, Author, Critic (27-Nov-1909 — 16-May-1955)


Alfred T. Barson. A Way of Seeing: A Critical Study of James Agee. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts. 1972.

Laurence Bergreen. James Agee: A Biography. New York: E. P. Dutton. 1984. 467pp.

Tom Dardis. Some Time in the Sun: The Hollywood Years of Fitzgerald, Faulkner, Nathanael West, Aldous Huxley, and James Agee. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1976. 244pp.

Mark A. Doty. Tell Me Who I Am: James Agee's Search for Selfhood. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press. 1981. 144pp.

Nancy Lyman Huse. John Hersey and James Agee: A Reference Guide. G. K. Hall. 1978. 122pp.

Victor A. Kramer. James Agee. Twayne. 1975. 182pp.

Michael A. Lofaro. James Agee: Reconsiderations. University of Tennessee Press. 1994. 155pp.

David Madden (editor). Remembering James Agee. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press. 1974. 172pp.

Genevieve Moreau. The Restless Journey of James Agee. New York City: Morrow. 1977. 320pp.

Peter H. Ohlin. Agee. New York: Ivan Obolensky. 1966. 247pp.

Kenneth Seib. James Agee: Promise & Fulfillment. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press. 1968.

Alan Spiegel. James Agee and the Legend of Himself: A Critical Study. University of Missouri Press. 1998. 320pp.

John Wranovics. Chaplin and Agee: The Untold Story of the Tramp, the Writer, and the Lost Screenplay. Basingstoke, Hants: Palgrave Macmillan. 2005.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers (p.9)

  7. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.17)

  8. Random House Dictionary of World Biography (p.6)

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.8)

  10. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.16)

  11. Webster's American Biographies (p.15)

  12. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.6)

  13. Cassell Companion to Cinema (p.8)

  14. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.12)

  15. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.3)

  16. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.14)

  17. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (p.5)

  18. Twentieth Century Authors, First Supplement (p.8)

  19. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.7)

  20. Legends in Their Own Time (p.4)

  21. Literary Journalism: A Biographical Dictionary of Writers and Editors (p.8)

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