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The Resource A death in the family, James Agee ; with an introduction by Blake Morrison

A death in the family, James Agee ; with an introduction by Blake Morrison

Label
A death in the family
Title
A death in the family
Statement of responsibility
James Agee ; with an introduction by Blake Morrison
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On a sultry summer night in 1915, Jay Follet leaves his house in Knoxville, Tennessee, to tend to his father, whom he belives is dying. The summons turns out to be a false alarm, but on his way back to his family, Jay has a car accident and is killed instantly. Dancing back and forth in time and braiding the viewpoints of Jay's wife, brother, and young son, Rufus, Agee creates an overwhelming powerful novel of innocence, tenderness, and loss that should be read for the sheer music of its prose
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Summary
On a sultry summer night in 1915, Jay Follet leaves his house in Knoxville, Tennessee, to tend to his father, whom he believes is dying. The summons turns out to be a false alarm, but on his way back to his family, Jay has a car accident and is killed instantly. From this situation, Agee weaves a story of the complex ways that people deal with life, love, and loss
Theme
Award
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1958.
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012128
Cataloging source
SALS
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1909-1955
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Agee, James
Index
no index present
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940
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Penguin modern classics
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  • Traffic accident victims
  • Fathers and sons
  • Boys
  • Knoxville (Tenn.)
Target audience
general
Label
A death in the family, James Agee ; with an introduction by Blake Morrison
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published, 1957
Control code
000040292521
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xv, 310 p.
Isbn
9780141187969
System control number
(OCoLC)62796006
Label
A death in the family, James Agee ; with an introduction by Blake Morrison
Publication
Note
Originally published, 1957
Control code
000040292521
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xv, 310 p.
Isbn
9780141187969
System control number
(OCoLC)62796006

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