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Agee

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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Lionel Trilling's 1942 review of Famous Men concluded similarly: Agee "cannot use [the farmers] as 'material' for Art and supply the intelligent reader with the proper social emotions.
Agee worked for the CIA for 12 years in Washington, Ecuador, Uruguay and Mexico.
If Agee is working on the premise that documentary representation, though necessarily distorted, may lead to remedial action, why does he spend so much time straining toward representational fidelity, as though perfect mimesis of the tenant farmers and their conditions of life would in itself achieve something significant?
Agee has remarked elsewhere, in the foreword to his translation of Hans Erich Nossack's Der Untergang (The End)--a work that shares with Hirschbiegel's film not only the original German title but also its distinctly German vantage point--that neither the German nor the American public had previously been equipped to stomach such a rendition of Germany under siege.
Today's announcement is a reflection not only of Jack's industry expertise and tremendous contributions to the company, but also of Syntroleum's shift to an energy production company from its roots as a pure energy technology company," said Agee.
Throughout his book, Agee concentrates on the technical, social, and economic matters surrounding the printing of the hundreds of books issuing from the Gardano firm but does not include any substantial discussions of the repertory they contained.
Agee originally thought that service organizations, such as the Kiwanis or Rotary clubs, might be willing to help, but they turned her down.
Yet the people in what Babs so gushingly calls "the community" have a desperate need to incriminate and defame Agee for something they know (because of their "intelligence") that he never did.
The beneficiary of this talent, in the case of "Hoop Dreams," is not the chaotic inner-city school of the neighborhoods of William Gates and Arthur Agee, but the mostly white suburban Catholic high school whose coach, Gene Pingatore, has earned the description "legendary" from the publicists.
From the evidence, James Agee wrote his film reviews very early in the morning, after everyone else had gone to bed.
For a proposed article in Fortune, Agee and the photographer Walker Evans lived for about six weeks among poverty-stricken sharecroppers in Alabama in 1936.
official Philip Agee had become disenchanted with the agency and declared his intention to publish a book naming agents, but had not actually done so.