THE COLLECTED SHORT PROSE OF JAMES AGEE. Edited With a Memoir by Robert Fitzgerald

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1968. First edition. Hardcover. James Agee received the fame he deserved only after his tragically early death, of a heart attack, in a New York taxi, at forty-five. Two years later, in 1955, his Pulitzer prize-wining novel, A Death in the Family, appeared and readers began to discover Agee's earlier work; his first novel, The Morning Watch; his volume of poetry, Premit Me Voyage; and most importantly Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, his study of the Depression South which combined journalism and art and has become a kind of classic. This book contains Agee's previously uncollected prose: pieces ranging from Harvard days to his last years. In addition to short stories, there are notes for motion pictures (a medium that held deep fascination for him), scenarios, and plans for projected works which reveal the dizzying way in which fresh ideas competed for Agee's energies. 243 pages. A fine copy bound in black cloth with silver lettering in a clean, very good dust jacket with sunning (browning) to spine. Item #14428

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