Twelve Years : An American Boyhood in East Germany (Paperback)

Author: Agee, Joel

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Joel Agee, the son of James Agee, was raised for twelve years in East Germany, where his stepfather, the novelist Bodo Uhse, was a member of the privileged communist intelligentsia. This is the story of how young Joel failed to become a good communist, becoming instead a fine writer.

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Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Mfg Part# 9780226010502
SKU 30576766
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0226010503
Release Date 4/23/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.5L x 0.75T
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Editors Note Joel Agee, the son of James Agee, was raised for twelve years in East Germany, where his stepfather, the novelist Bodo Uhse, was a member of the privileged communist intelligentsia. This is the story of how young Joel failed to become a good communist, becoming instead a fine writer.||"A wonderfully evocative memoir. . . . Agee evoked for me the atmosphere of postwar Berlin more vividly than the actual experience of it—and I was there." —Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, New York Times||"One of those rare personal memoirs that brings to life a whole country and an epoch." —Christopher Isherwood||"Twelve Years consists of a series of finely honed anecdotes written in a precise, supple prose rich with sensual detail." —David Ghitelman, Newsday||"By turns poetic and picturesque, Agee energetically catalogues his expatriate passage to manhood with a pinpoint eye and a healthy American distaste for pretension. . . . Huckleberry Finn would have . . . welcomed [him] as a soulmate on the raft." —J. D. Reed, Time||"A triumph. . . . Unfettered by petty analysis or quick explanations, a story that is timeless and ageless and vital." —Robert Michael Green, Baltimore Sun||
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Book Format Paperback
Edition 0002
Number of Pages 0334
Publisher University of Chicago Press

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