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Twelve Years
Author: Joel Agee

ISBN: 9780226010502
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 330
Published: 17 December 1980
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.0 x 2.1
Description:
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 e...

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