Agee on Film: Criticism and Comment on the Movies

10 best books like Agee on Film: Criticism and Comment on the Movies (James Agee): Inferno, Invisible Cities, Motherless Brooklyn, The Topeka School, Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov, My Son's Story, May We Be Forgiven, Ironweed, Diary of a Madman, The Government Inspector, Selected Stories, Paradise News

AuthorDante Alighieri
I just want to start off by saying that "Through me you enter into the City of Woes" would make an EXCELLENT tramp stamp. Jump on it!

Being that I am an atheist living in the "Bible Belt," I was certain that reading this would lead to some sort of goodreads tirade, which can at times feel about as good...
Invisible Cities
AuthorItalo Calvino
"Kublai Khan does not necessarily believe everything Marco Polo says when he describes the cities visited on his expeditions, but the emperor of the Tartars does continue listening to the young Venetian with greater attention and curiosity than he shows any other messenger or explorer of his." So...
Motherless Brooklyn
AuthorJonathan Lethem
Lionel Essrog is Brooklyn’s very own self-appointed Human Freakshow, an orphan whose Tourettic impulses drive him to bark, count, and rip apart our language in the most startling and original ways. Together with three veterans of the St. Vincent’s Home for Boys, he works for small-time mobster...
The Topeka School
AuthorBen Lerner
From the award-winning author of 10:04 and Leaving the Atocha Station, a tender and expansive family drama set in the American Midwest at the turn of the century: a tale of adolescence, transgression, and the conditions that have given rise to the trolls and tyrants of the new right

Adam Gordon...
Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov
AuthorAnton Chekhov
Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, the highly acclaimed translators of War and Peace, Doctor Zhivago, and Anna Karenina, which was an Oprah Book Club pick and million-copy bestseller, bring their unmatched talents to The Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov, a collection of thirty of Chekhov’s...
My Son's Story
AuthorNadine Gordimer
Will, playing truant, bumps into his father with a white woman at a movie theater. A narrative unfolds of reflections enmeshed with aggressive personal bitterness and the political upheaval of the times in South Africa. Nadine Gordimer’s 'My Son’s Story' becomes the story of the son, the father,...
AuthorA.M. Homes
A darkly comic novel of twenty-first-century domestic life and the possibility of personal transformation

Harold Silver has spent a lifetime watching his younger brother, George, a taller, smarter, and more successful high-flying TV executive, acquire a covetable wife, two kids, and...
AuthorWilliam Kennedy
Francis Phelan, ex-ballplayer, part-time gravedigger, full-time drunk, has hit bottom. Years ago he left Albany in a hurry after killing a scab during a trolley workers' strike. He ran away again after accidentally -- and fatally -- dropping his infant son.

Now, in 1938, Francis is back in...
AuthorNikolai Gogol
Gogol's detailed, breathlessly sarcastic and mean spirited story telling is a joy to read.
Unfortunately some stories stop abruptly with no decent pay off for the gloriousness before it: The Carriage has an obvious and anti-climatic finale and The Government Inspector didn't finish as grandly...
Paradise News
AuthorDavid Lodge
Paradise, tourist style. It's a very long way from home.Bernard Walsh is in Hawaii on family business, escorting his querulous father to the bedside of a long-forgotten aunt. His mission transports him from quiet obscurity in Rummridge, England, to a lush tropical playground, from cloistered solitude...
Leaving the Atocha Station
AuthorBen Lerner
Adam Gordon is a brilliant, if highly unreliable, young American poet on a prestigious fellowship in Madrid, struggling to establish his sense of self and his relationship to art. What is actual when our experiences are mediated by language, technology, medication, and the arts? Is poetry an essential...
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