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James Agee
(1909-1955) born on
Nov 27
US novelist, poet. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1958 for "A Death in the Family."
         
   
F
We are talking now of summer evenings in Knoxville, Tennessee, in the time that I lived there so successfully disguised to myself as a child.

R
In every child who is born, under no matter what circumstances, and no matter what parents, the potentiality of the human race is born again.
A
You must be in tune with the times and prepared to break with tradition.
N
When he ran from a cop his transitions from accelerating walk to easy jog trot to brisk canter to headlong gallop to flogged-piston sprint . . . were as distinct and as soberly in order as an automatic gearshift.
K
God doesn't believe in the easy way.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Quoted by Laurence Bergreen "James Agee," 1984.
R: "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men," with Walker Evans, 1941.
A:
N: On deadpan comedian Buster Keaton, "Comedy's Greatest Era" reprinted in "Life," Fall 1986.
K: In "The Book of Southern Wisdom," by Criswell Freeman, 1994.
   


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