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Agee, James (James Rufus Agee)

Born: 1909 AD
Died: 1955 AD, at 45 years of age.

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".


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