The Morning Watch Author:James Agee James Agee, whose death at the age of 45 cut short a brilliant career in American letters, is best known to millions of of readers for his posthumous novel, A Death in the Family. — In The Morning Watch, his only other published novel, the extraordinary power of language and hte themes that so moved readers of A Death in the Family may already be... more » seen. In prose of astonishing clarity and intensity, Agee captured the portrait of an appealing and very real boy --- serious, pitiable, funny -- at the moment of his initiation into a feard yet fascinating world.
A successful and satisfying tour de force . . . the reader is left with catharsis and a memory of first-class writing.