Posts Tagged: james agee

Leslie Pietrzyk

The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Leslie Pietrzyk

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Think about the stories you have inside that scare you. That’s what you should be writing.

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The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Jonathan Travelstead

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I try to…consider the writing process as seriously as I do entering a house with black smoke puffing from its eaves.

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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In the Saturday Essay, Scott Borchert wonders about the symbiosis of author James Agee and folklorist Harry Smith. Though it is unclear if they met in New York during the 1950s, “their works do converge —in spirit, perhaps, and not chronologically.” The “fever-dream” of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men complements the nightmarish quality of […]

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The Melancholy of Age

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For Electric Literature, Henry Stewart examines the coming of age stories of Ray Bradbury. In addition to comparing Bradbury’s “boy’s boys” to characters in works by Mark Twain and James Agee, Stewart draws parallels between Bradbury’s novels and the author’s biography. What he finds is that Bradbury’s characters’ fascination with “inevitable, inexorable death,” may be related to […]

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