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Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: Photo Gallery

First published in 1941, Let us Now Praise Famous Men is a book that has text written by James Agee and photographs by Walker Evans. This photo essay gives a glimpse into the lives of the poor sharecroppers living in America at that time. 167 more words

Racism

Thoughts on James Agee's A Death in the Family (by Bethany)

A while ago, I posted about something called the Countdown to Concision challenge. For the first year and a half we had this blog, my posts typically ran in the 3500-4000-word range, and I wanted to coax myself to get to my points more quickly. 1,943 more words

Fiction - General

Nominations Being Taken for Poet Laureate for the City of Knoxville

From the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville–

Call for Nominations: Poet Laureate for City of Knoxville

(01/22/2016/Knoxville) – The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville invites nominations for Poet Laureate for the City of Knoxville. 310 more words

Books

Writers to Read by Jois Child: Wide-eyed, a Little Breathless, and Falling Slowly Earthward

That’s how I felt the first time I jumped out of an airplane. And that’s how I feel reading James Agee’s sentences.

It is July, 1936. 670 more words

Teaching

Across The Divide With James Agee

Across the divide between poetry and prose lay the works of James Agee. And If ever a division was between substance and form, Agee has made it whole. 759 more words

~ torn ~

I have rewritten — often several times — every word I have ever published.
My pencils outlast their erasers.
~ Vladimir Nabokov

Perhaps the only thing sometimes more difficult than beginning a creative project, is knowing when to stop. 751 more words

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The year in reading 2015

And so another year comes to an end – and a good year it has been for reading. I started with the target of writing a blog a week on the books read during the week, and on Goodreads I set a target of 50 books.  621 more words

Books And Reading