Jame’s Agee’s Masterwork
Written in 90 Minutes: Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Originally written in 1935 and published in 1938 in the Parisian Review, this piece became the classic prelude to his Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel published posthumously, A Death In The Family.
Time Magazine called James Agee’s prose-poem , Knoxville, Summer 1915, “the most ecstatic piece of writing ever composed about an American summer.”
According to Agee, this now legendary piece was written in an hour an a half. “ I was greatly interested in…