Letters of James Agee to Father Flye

Letters of James Agee to Father Flye

Letters of James Agee to Father Flye

Letters of James Agee to Father Flye

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In the fall of 1918, I went to teach at St. Andrew's, a school for boys in Tennessee, about two miles from Sewanee, and continued as a member of the staff there for many years, my wife and I living in a house on the school grounds. The place was then, as it is now, under the direction of a monastic order in the Episcopal Church, the Order of the Holy Cross: a little school community in the country, on the Cumberland Plateau, having at that time some ninety pupils from the primary grades up through high school. Visitors and people from the neighborhood often came to Sunday services in the chapel; the religious tone was strong and pervasive, but of a friendly, natural and unaffected quality, far removed from anything of piosity or stuffiness.

Coming from Knoxville the next year, and taking a cottage for the summer at St. Andrew's, was a widow, Mrs. James Agee, with her two children: James (or Rufus, as . . .

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