Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Happy Birthday James Agee !

James Rufus Agee
Today is the birthday of an American author, poet, journalist, screenwriter and film critic James Rufus Agee (November 27, 1909 – May 16, 1955). In the 1940s, he was one of the most influential film critics in the U.S. His autobiographical novel, A Death in the Family (1957), won the author a posthumous 1958 Pulitzer Prize. Presenting some Quotations : Being Poet
  • God doesn't believe in the easy way.
  • This continent, an open palm spread frank before the sky.
  • You must be in tune with the times and prepared to break with tradition.
  • The mere attempt to examine my own confusion would consume volumes.
  • 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.
  • It is a peculiar part of the good photographer's adventure to know where luck is most likely to lie in the stream, to hook it, and to bring it in without unfair play and without too much subduing it.