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The morning watch

Label
The morning watch
Title
The morning watch
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This novel shows Agee writing at the height of his powers and treating a story, set during Holy Week in an Episcopalian boarding school closely modeled on Agee's own St. Andrew's, that resonates with deep religious feeling and sharply observed memories. The first two sections of "The Morning Watch" show the strong influence on Agee of James Joyce's "Portrait of the Artist," but, if anything, Agee's depiction of a young boy's undergoing spiritual torment is more believable and more sharply written than Joyce's account. The third and final part of "The Morning Watch," set in the early morning hours of Good Friday, is a beautifully-conceived reworking of Christ's passion as experienced by three young boys who have played hooky from school and who learn their own capacity for blood lust and tolerance for violence. Agee's fondness for children and animals and his deep love of Scripture are vividly evoked in this last section. --John H. Flannigan at Amazon.com
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1909-1955
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Agee, James
LC call number
PS3501.G35
LC item number
M6 1951
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boarding schools
  • Religion
  • Good and evil
Label
The morning watch
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
276629
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
120 pages
Lccn
51001831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)493963
Label
The morning watch
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
276629
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
120 pages
Lccn
51001831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)493963

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