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by Jonathan Lethem,James Agee

Free eBook Brooklyn Is: Southeast of the Island: Travel Notes download ISBN: 0823224929
Author: Jonathan Lethem,James Agee
Publisher: Fordham University Press; 1 edition (October 1, 2005)
Language: English
Pages: 64
Category: Mention
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James Agee (Author) James Agee was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1909. Jonathan Lethem (Preface By) Jonathan Lethem's novels include Fortress of Solitude and Motherless Brooklyn, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, his most recent book is The Disappointment Artist.

Home Browse Books Book details, Brooklyn Is: Southeast of the Island: Travel. Brooklyn Is: Southeast of the Island: Travel Notes. I want to try and sing back at James Agee’s astonishing song of Brooklyn, this astonishing secret text which like the heart of the borough itself throbs in raw shambolic splendor, never completely discovered, impossible to mistake.

In 1939, James Agee was assigned to write an article on Brooklyn for a special issue of Fortune on New York City. The draft was rejected for "creative differences," and remained unpublished until it appeared in Esquire in 1968 under the title "Southeast of the Island: Travel Notes. Crossing the borough from the brownstone heights over the Brooklyn Bridge out through backstreet neighborhoods like Flatbush, Midwood, and Sheepshead Bay that roll silently to the sea, Agee captured in 10,000 remarkable words, the essence of a place and its people.

James Agee, preface by Jonathan Lethem. Published by Fordham University Press. One of the large talents of American writing in the 1940s, Agee was a Southerner, from Knoxville, Tennessee, who came North, stayed and prospered. He enjoyed wide recognition and often enough he finished his projects.

Brooklyn Is: Southeast of the Island: Travel Notes, (Jonathan Lethem, preface) (Fordham University Press, 2005). James Agee, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, et. The Library of America, 159, with notes by Michael Sragow, 2005

Brooklyn Is: Southeast of the Island: Travel Notes, (Jonathan Lethem, preface) (Fordham University Press, 2005). ISBN 978-0-8232-2492-0. The Library of America, 159, with notes by Michael Sragow, 2005. Alma Neuman, Always Straight Ahead: A Memoir, Louisiana State University Press, 176 pages, 1993.

Brooklyn Is: Southeast of the Island: Travel Notes" (Jonathan Lethem, preface) (Fordham University Press .

Brooklyn Is: Southeast of the Island: Travel Notes" (Jonathan Lethem, preface) (Fordham University Press, 2005) ISBN 978-0-82322492-0. James Agee, "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, et., The Library of America, 159, with notes by Michael Sragow, 2005.

His essay Southeast of the Island: Travel Notes, paired with an introduction by novelist Jonathan Lethem, was published for the first time in book form as Brooklyn Is: Southeast of the Island: Travel Notes (2005). He wrote the screenplays for The African Queen (1951, coauthored with John Huston and nominated for an Academy Award) and The Night of the Hunter (1955). Letters of James Agee to Father Flye (1962) records his lifelong correspondence with the priest from the Episcopalian boarding school Agee attended

For the first time in book form―a great writer’s classic celebration of the essence of Brooklyn.

In 1939, James Agee was assigned to write an article on Brooklyn for a special issue of Fortune on New York City. The draft was rejected for “creative differences,” and remained unpublished until it appeared in Esquire in 1968 under the title “Southeast of the Island: Travel Notes.”

Crossing the borough from the brownstone heights over the Brooklyn Bridge out through backstreet neighborhoods like Flatbush, Midwood, and Sheepshead Bay that roll silently to the sea, Agee captured in 10,000 remarkable words, the essence of a place and its people. Propulsive, lyrical, jazzy, and tender, itspitch-perfect descriptions endure even as Brooklyn changes; Agee’s essay is a New York classic. Resonant with the rhythms of Hart Crane, Walt Whitman, and Thomas Wolfe, it takes its place alongside Alfred Kazin’s A Walker in the City as a great writer’s love-song to Brooklyn and alongside E. B. White’s Here Is New York as an essential statement of the place so many call home.

James Agee was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1909. One of the great prose stylists of the past century, Agee wrote in many forms―poetry, short stories, novels, essays, commentary, and criticism. In 1958 he won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for A Death in the Family, and he also wrote the classic account of poor Southern farmers, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, accompanied by Walker Evans’s documentary photographs. With John Huston, he wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay for The African Queen, and he was an influential film and theater critic for Time and The Nation. James Agee died in 1955 of a heart attack in a New York City taxicab. In the fall of 2005, the Library of America will publish a two-volume collection of his writings.

Jonathan Lethem’s novels include Fortress of Solitude and Motherless Brooklyn, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, his most recent book is The Disappointment Artist. Lethem was born and raised in Brooklyn, where he still lives.