There is infectious joy in [James] Agee’s search for and discovery of the word, the phrase…What the camera could do was the art he admired; where words have failed…—David Jackson, Poetry, September 1969The latest issue of Humanities offers “Let Us Now Praise James Agee,” a profile of Agee which reveals how his writing led him to film. Agee is quoted him as has having said: “I’ve thought of inventing a sort of amphibious style—prose that would run into poetry when the occasion demanded poetic expression.”

There is infectious joy in [James] Agee’s search for and discovery of the word, the phrase…What the camera could do was the art he admired; where words have failed…

—David Jackson, Poetry, September 1969

The latest issue of Humanities offers “Let Us Now Praise James Agee,” a profile of Agee which reveals how his writing led him to film. Agee is quoted him as has having said: “I’ve thought of inventing a sort of amphibious style—prose that would run into poetry when the occasion demanded poetic expression.”

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