“I’ll croak before I write ads or sell bonds—or do anything
James Agee’s father died when he was just six years old, a loss
immortalized in his Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, A Death in the
Family. Three years later, Agee’s mother moved the mourning
family from Knoxville, Tennessee, to the campus of St. Andrew’s, an
Episcopal boarding school near Sewanee.
There, Agee met Father James Harold Flye, who would become... more...