''[James Agee's words] are so indelibly etched someplace inside of me that I couldn't reach to rub them out even if I wanted to. And I never want to.'' --Steve Earle, author of I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
''The work of a writer whose power with English words can make you gasp.'' --New York Times Book Review
''Wonderfully alive.'' --New Yorker
''It is, in the full sense, poetry . . . The language of the book, at once luminous and discreet . . . remains in the mind.'' --New Republic
''Maturely and masterfully, Agee accomplished a book which touches one deeply and which no reader will forget.'' --New York Herald Tribune Book Review
-Alfred Kazin, The New York Times Book Review
" It is, in the full sense, poetry. . . . The language of the book, at once luminous and discreet . . . remains in the mind."
-The New Republic
" Brilliant, moving, and written with . . . objectivity and control. . . . It is wonderfully alive."
-The New Yorker