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Agee, James

Born: 1909 AD
Died: 1955 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Critics, Journalist, Novelists, Poets, Writers

1909 – Agee was born in Knoxville, Tennessee on November 27, 1909.

1916 – Educated at a boarding school, Saint Andrews School for Mountain Boys.

1924-1925 – Attended Knoxville High School for a year and went to travel with Father Flye to Europe.

1928 – Entered Philips Exeter Academy where he was the president of The Lantern Club and became the editor of Monthly were he published his writings.

1932 – Admitted at Harvard University despite barely passing many of his secondary courses. Became the editor-in-chief of the Harvard Advocate.

1933 – Married Via Saunders on January 28, 1933.

1934 – Published his first volume of poetry titled "Permit Me Voyage".

1936 – Worked at Fortune magazine together with photographer Walker Evans.

1938 – Married Alma Mailman after he divorced Saunders.

1942 – Worked for Time magazine as a film critic while writing occasional book reviews. Became a film critic for The Nation Magazine.

1946 – Married Mia Fritsch and lived at Greenwich Village.

1948 – Quit both magazines to become a freelance writer and continued writing magazine articles while writing scripts for the movies.

1951 – Suffered two heart attacks which affected his life.

1955 – He died on May 16, 1955, the same day his father died.

1957 – Won the Pulitzer Price for his autobiographical novel titled "A Death in the Family".