James Evershed Agate (9 September 1877 – 6 June 1947) was a British diarist and critic. In the period between the wars, he was one of Britain's most influential theatre critics. After working in his father's business until his late twenties he found his way into journalism, being on the staff of The Manchester Guardian (1907–14); drama critic for The Saturday Review (1921–23), and The Sunday Times (1923–47), and holding the same post for the BBC (1925–32).
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... Agate's nine volumes of Ego were published in 1935, 1936, 1938, 1940, 1942, 1944, 1945 (and A Shorter Ego in two volumes, Harrap, 1946), 1947 and 1948 ... Leonard Parsons, 1924/Hutchinson, 1944 Agate's Folly ... Hutchinson, 1941 Here's Richness! An Anthology of and by James Agate ...
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