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Brooklyn is : Southeast of the island : travel notes

Author: James Agee
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In 1939, James Agee was assigned by Fortune magazine to write an article on Brooklyn for a special issue on New York City. His draft was rejected for creative differences, and remained unpublished until it appeared in Esquire in 1968 under the title "Brooklyn Is: Southeast of the Island: Travel Notes."" "Agee captured in 10,000 words the essence of a place and its people. Scattered with bits of history, his  Read more...
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Named Person: James Agee; James Agee
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Agee
ISBN: 0823224929 9780823224920
OCLC Number: 60824133
Notes: Republication of the author's Southeast of the island, which was previously published in The collected short prose of James Agee, Houghton Mifflin, 1968.
Description: xi, 50 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Agee's Brooklyn / Jonathan Lethem vii --
Brooklyn Is: Southeast of the Island: Travel Notes / James Agee 1.
Other Titles: Southeast of the island
Responsibility: James Agee ; with a preface by Jonathan Lethem.
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In 1939, the author was assigned to write an article on Brooklyn for a special issue of "Fortune". Crossing the borough from the brownstone heights over the Brooklyn Bridge and out through backstreet  Read more...

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... Whitmanesque, dreamy yet definitive...-Brad Lockwood ... A fresh perspective on both the author and the borough. ...A delightful read...

 
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