Friday, March 07, 2008

A Death in the Family by James Agee

Details: First published 1957; cover shown is the 1967 Panther (UK) paperback edition. 254p.

Bought for $2.00 at a St Vincent de Paul opportunity shop.

Blurb: "Since his sudden, tragic death in 1955, a legend has sprung up around the name of James Agee, now acknowledged to be one of the major American writers of the century. A Death in the Family, his best and most famous novel, was a Pulitzer Prize winner, a bestseller in America, and recently been filmed. Largely autobiographical, set in Agee's birthplace of Knoxville, Tennessee, it is the story of a close-knit family and the intense sorrow of a sudden bereavement."

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