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JOEL AGEE
 

 

 

OTHER WORKS BY JOEL AGEE


MEMOIR

TWELVE YEARS: An American Boyhood In East Germany

The University Of Chicago Press, 2000. Paperback, 334 pages.


"This is one of those rare personal memoirs that bring to life a whole country and an epoch.  I'm sure that James Agee would have been proud of his son's beautifully written book."
—Christopher Isherwood

"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

"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 soul mate 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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TRANSLATIONS

Twelve Years (into German)

Poff the Cat, by Hartmut von Hentig,

The Ballad of Typhoid Mary, by J.F. Federspiel

Letters on Cézanne, by Rainer Maria Rilke

Essays on German Theater


Rilke and Benvenuta: An Intimate Correspondence

Essays of Gottfried Benn in Gottfried Benn: Prose, Essays, Poems

The Assignment, by Friedrich Dürrenmatt

7000 Days in Siberia, by Karlo Stajner

The Secret Heart of the Clock
, by Elias Canetti

Burned Child Seeks the Fire, by Cordelia Edvardson

Penthesilea: A Tragic Drama, by Heinrich von Kleist

The End: Hamburg 1943, by Hans Erich Nossack

The Pledge, by Friedrich Dürrenmatt
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The Inspector Barlach Mysteries, by Friedrich Dürrenmatt
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Selected Writings of Friedrich Dürrenmatt
 
     Volume 1 • Plays; Volume 2 • Fictions; Volume 3 • Essays
    
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    Smithy
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    Automobile and Railroad Nations
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Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus 
A new translation by Joel Agee

Review on Flavorwire.com, by Jonathon Sturgeon (PDF-Download)
 

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Selected essays and articles

Is Dinu Lipatti Beyond Reproach? Harper's Magazine, Sept. 1977
Succurrere Vitae Harper's Magazine, Dec. 1977
Walking on the Wall Harper's Magazine, Aug. 1978
Waking Up
   
Harper's Magazine, May 1981
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Pony or Pegasus: The Problem of Mistranslation Harper's Magazine, Sep. 1981
Down With Ideas: Nabokov's strange view of literature Harper's Magazine, Jan. 1982
Jeweled Monsters: Surrealism for the Coffee Table Harper's Magazine, Mar. 1982
A fury of Symbols Harper's Magazine, Jan. 1989
As the Wall Came Tumbling Down The New York Times Magazine, Nov. 1989
Eros at Sea Harper's Magazine, Jan. 1994
Return to East Germany Travel and Leisure, Feb. 1994
Progress and the Prayer-Wheel Yale Review, May 1994
The Unnamable Trying to Barge In Esquire, April 1995
A Rap on the Wrapping Harper's Magazine, Feb. 1996
Killing a Turtle DoubleTake, Fall 1996
The Rhine Runs Through It

Travel and Leisure, Aug.1998
http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/the-rhine-runs-through-it

German Lessons Harper's Magazine, Feb. 2001
Reflections on Fear

Los Angeles Times, Dec. 13, 2004
http://www.commondreams.org/views04/1213-28.htm

See, Memory: The Nazi era and the challenge of film Harper's Magazine, Jan. 2006
Review of Elfriede Jelinek, Greed

The New York Times  Sunday Book
Review, April 15, 2007
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/15/books/review
/Agee./.../=rss

Review of Günter Grass, Peeling the Onion

The Washington Post, July 8, 2007
http://www.washingtonpost.com/..._pf.html

A lie that tells the truth: Memoir and
the art of memory.

Harper's Magazine, Nov. 2007
Hyperlink to people.ischool.berkeley.edu
http://people.ischool.berkeley.edu/...

Not Found, Not Lost: After the long search,
a path of homecoming.

Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Winter 2008
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