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James Agee

Name at birth: Rufus James AgeeWriter James Agee made his name in the 1940s as a journalist and film critic, and he was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his autobiographical novel, A Death …

James Agee Biography

James AgeewriterBorn: 11/27/1909Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee Brilliant and versatile, he wrote the text for Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941), which, with photographs by Walker Evans, de…

The Age of Abolitionism

Notable Figures in Abolitionism   Browse more African-American biographies by category: A-Z List Government Officials Civil Rights Leaders Religious Lead…

Brewer's: Augustan Age

The best literary period of a nation; so called from Augustus, the Emperor of Rome, the most palmy time of Latin literature. Horace, Ovid, Propertius, Tibullus, Virgil, etc., flourished in …

Brewer's: Age of Animals

An old Celtic rhyme, put into modern English, says: Thrice the age of a dog is that of a horse; Thrice the age of a horse is that of a man; Thrice the age of a man is that of a deer; Thri…

Brewer's: The Age of Women

Though many women are mentioned in the Bible, the age of only one (Sarah, Abraham's wife) is recorded, and that to show at her advanced age she would become the mother of Isaac. “Eli…

Brewer's: The Age of the Bishops

The ninth century. (Hallam: Middle Ages.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Age of the PopesAge of Women A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S…

Brewer's: The Age of the Popes

The twelfth century. (Hallam: Middle Ages.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Age hocAge of the Bishops A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S …

Brewer's: Age hoc

“Attend to this.” In sacrifice the Roman crier perpetually repeated these words to arouse attention. In the Common Prayer Book the attention of the congregation is frequently ar…

Brewer's: Brazen Age

The age of war and violence. It followed the silver age. To this next came in course the brazen age, A warlike offspring, prompt to bloody rage, Not impious yet. Hard steel succeeded then, …