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 (ā′jē), James Rufus 1909-1955.
American writer and critic noted for his collaboration with photographer Walker Evans on Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941), a bleak depiction of rural poverty, as well as for his posthumously published novel A Death in the Family (1957).


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(Biography) James. 1909–55, US novelist, poet, and film critic. His works include the autobiographical novel A Death in the Family (1957)


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James, 1909–55, U.S. author and film critic.
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Noun1.Agee - United States novelist (1909-1955)
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Come, speak frankly, mon fils; elle est encore jeune, plus agee que toi peut-etre, mais juste asset pour unir la tendresse d'une petite maman a l'amour d'une epouse devouee; n'est-ce pas que cela t'irait superieurement?
At any point in Famous Men, Agee is perfectly capable of sounding like all our other classic American warblers.
Agee, 72, died on Monday night, the newspaper said, calling him a "loyal friend of Cuba and staunch defender of the people's struggle for a better world.
Agee, who tried to settle in Cambridge after publishing a book which detailed the agency and the staff, died in hospital in Cuba after an ulcer operation.
Assuming, then, that Agee accepts that the violations of social documentary are justified by its potential to prompt remedial action, commentary on Famous Men has been largely devoted to identifying the textual and photographic strategies Agee and Evans use to mitigate the imbalance of power between themselves and their subjects.
Joel Agee offers a subtle, astute critique of Oliver Hirschbiegel's portrayal of Hitler's last days in Downfall.
Agee was co-author of the popular textbook "Introduction to Mass Communications," which has been published in eight languages and 12 editions.
Agee, the company's founder, will continue as board chairman and remain involved in its day-to-day business.
An experienced and skillful archivist, Agee supplies numerous original documents that help give us the most complete picture to date of the activities of the Gardano sons.
Agee, without admitting to any allegations, consented to the issuance of the Order to resolve allegations that he violated the Change in Bank Control Act and an order issued under the Change in Bank Control Act by the Board of Governors in connection with his acquisition of beneficial ownership of shares of the bank.
Agee noted that film restorers have no incentive to work on early films, including many rarely seen works that are rapidly deteriorating, because copyrights can bar them from obtaining new rights to restored versions and thus recouping their investments by exhibiting or selling the movies for profit.
Like many other modernists, Folks claims, Agee was acutely aware of the impossibility of adequately conveying in words what he saw and felt.