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Lofaro, Michael A. 1948-

Overview
Works: 36 works in 117 publications in 1 language and 8,124 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bildungsromans  Legends  Humor  Manuscripts  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Notebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3501.G35, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael A Lofaro
Daniel Boone : an American life by Michael A Lofaro( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life and exploration of Daniel Boone, and discusses his role in the westward movement of the American people. The embodiment of the American hero, Daniel Boone personifies the great adventure of his age, the westward movement of the American people. The prototype for the frontiersman, he was a multifaceted individual who shaped and was driven by the complex forces of this dynamic period in history. Daniel Boone: An American Life brings together over thirty years of research in this extraordinary biography. Based on primary sources, the book depicts Boone through the eyes of those who knew him and within the historical contexts of his eighty six years. Boone's story offers new insights into the turbulent birth of the nation and demonstrates why the frontier forms such a significant part of the American experience
Agee at 100 : centennial essays on the works of James Agee by Michael A Lofaro( )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawn mainly from the centennial anniversary symposium on James Agee held at the University of Tennessee in the fall of 2009, the essays of Agee at 100 are as diverse in topic and purpose as is Agee's work itself. Often devalued during his life by those who thought his breadth a hindrance to greatness, Agee's achievements as a poet, novelist, journalist, essayist, critic, documentarian, and screenwriter are now more fully recognized. With its use of previously unknown and recently recovered materials as well as established works, this groundbreaking new collection is a t
Davy Crockett : the man, the legend, the legacy, 1786-1986( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and adventures of Daniel Boone by Michael A Lofaro( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the American pioneer and hunter whose frontier exploits made him one of the first folk heroes of the United States
James Agee : reconsiderations( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essayists in this volume argue that far more recognition is due to James Agee than is usually granted. Although the significance of his accomplishments is often overshadowed by his short, turbulent, life, any reevaluation of his work must still begin with the man himself. Agee's complex and driven life seems to crystallize the debate over the relationship between art and reality in the modern age. Continually exploring new fields, Agee achieved success as a poet, journalist, and essayist, as well as a writer of screenplays and fiction. Agee's sense of place, ingrained in him during his boyhood in Knoxville, Tennessee, provided the ground upon which he tested the temper of his creative process and his beliefs and attempted to reconcile the Romantic and Modern viewpoints into what he termed a "whole of consciousness." But the price of attempting transcendence was high. At times Agee ravaged his own life in a quest to dissolve the barrier between reality and art; at other times, his gusto and vitality were converted into unique and innovative works like the audacious and uncategorizable Let Us Now Praise Famous Men and the highly charged autobiographical novel A Death in the Family. The essays in this volume, drawn in part from the 1989 "Agee Legacy" symposium, focus upon these two major works and upon Agee's explorations of narrative technique. The authors demonstrate that the measure of Agee's success is in large part the direct result of his supposed flaws: his variety of subject and form, and his life of often reckless abandon
Crockett at two hundred : new perspectives on the man and the myth( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New perspective of the man and the myth
A death in the family by James Agee( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published in 1957 to wide acclaim, James Agee's A Death in the Family was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. However, the novel had been so heavily edited by publisher and editor David McDowell that it little resembled the manuscript that James Agee had completed at the time of his death. The inaugural title of the University of Tennessee Press's scholarly edition of The Works of James Agee, this restored text of A Death in the Family is, in many ways, a new novel." "This volume provides, for the first time, a modern critical edition of Agee's manuscript, a novel based upon his childhood and his attempts to understand the death of his father. The new introduction is a revealing nightmare rather than an idyllic reverie; the book includes ten and one-third previously omitted chapters, substitutes three finished chapters for erroneously printed drafts, and is divided into forty-five chapters rather than twenty; it is chronological and has no flashback chapters; real names of people and places are used, as are more regional speech patterns; and young Rufus (based on young James), his father, and their deep and caring relationship are far more fully developed. All are changes that showcase the intended autobiographical realism of the novel." "This comprehensive edition also provides the reader with an introductory essay, a way to read the McDowell edition from it for purposes of comparison, Agee's draft of his memories of his father's death, unfinished letters to his parents, manuscript variants, and textual notes that document each part of the reconstruction. The edition has received the approval of the Committee on Scholarly Editions of the Modern Language Association."--Jacket
James Agee rediscovered : the journals of Let us now praise famous men and other new manuscripts by James Agee( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Novelist, journalist, film critic, poet, and activist James Agee (1909-1955) produced an impressive array of literary works spanning three decades. His poems, novels, essays, works of criticism, and screenplays gave profound social insights into the Depression-ridden 1930s and war-torn 1940s, and scholars study and debate his work to this day. Agee, a Tennessee native, is arguably the most important literary figure from the state." "James Agee Rediscovered, edited by Michael A. Lofaro and Hugh Davis, gives a new and unique perspective on this prolific writer. With this book, the editors have put together an untarnished and unfettered collection of previously unpublished manuscripts of one of America's most intriguing authors. Featuring various drafts and fragments of Agee's manuscripts from University of Tennessee Special Collections, the Ransom Center at the University of Texas, and the James Agee Trust, this book reveals the inner thoughts and creative sensibilities of an eclectic writer." "James Agee Rediscovered consists of journal entries, drafts of original material, and heretofore undiscovered literary works, as well as nineteen previously unpublished photos by Walker Evans."--Jacket
The Tall tales of Davy Crockett : the second Nashville series of Crockett almanacs, 1839-1841 by Davy Crockett( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agee agonistes : essays on the life, legend, and works of James Agee( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Davy Crockett's riproarious shemales and sentimental sisters : women's tall tales from the Crockett almanacs, 1835-1856 by Michael A Lofaro( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southern manuscript sermons before 1800 : a bibliography( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southern Manuscript Sermons before 1800 is the first guide to the study of the manuscript sermon literature of the Southern colonies/states of Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The bibliography contains entries for over 1,600 sermons by over a hundred ministers affiliated with eight denominations. The compilation provides a previously unavailable major tool for research into the early South. Richard Beale Davis began the bibliography in 1946 as part of his research for Intellectual Life in the Colonial South, 1585-1763, which won the National Book Award in history. Michael A. Lofaro took over the project in 1976, expanded the colonial entries (pre-1764), and added the period of 1764-1799. George M. Barringer contributed entries for Jesuit sermons. Sandra G. Hancock contributed those for Thomas Cradock. The bibliography is also available online (dlc.lib.utk.edu/sermons). This database contains the same in-depth descriptions of these sermons, over 90 percent of which are unknown. It provides multiple avenues of access. Searches can be constructed and limited by single or combined criteria of author, repository, book of the Bible, date, state, denomination, keyword, and short title. Scholars can employ both versions of this tool to construct a more complete picture of the southern mind before 1800 and to reveal how that mind contributes to a national ethos. The bibliography will aid many disciplines -- religion, cultural and American studies, history, literature, political science, sociology, psychology, and more -- and all those who wish to interpret the past and its effect upon the present. It will lead to a more balanced appraisal of American intellectual history by encouraging access to a large body of southern sermons to place alongside those of the northern and middle states for critical assessment. - Publisher
Let us now praise famous men at 75 : anniversary essays by Michael A Lofaro( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of essays illuminates a multitude of aspects of James Agee and Walker Evans's Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Among the seventeen essays are the following: David Moltke-Hansen, "Consider the Ancient Generations: Share-Cropping's Strange Compulsion"; Sara Gardner, "A Southerner in New York: James Agee and Literary Manhattan in the 1930s"; David Madden, "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men Is the Moby-Dick of Nonfiction"; Caroline Blinder, "Ruses and Ruminations: The Architecture of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men"; and Jeffrey Couchman, "The Cinematic Eye of James Agee in Let Us Now Praise Famous Men.""
Boone, Black Hawk, and Crockett in 1833 : unsettling the mythic West( Book )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work analyzes, compiles, and annotates three remarkable (and remarkably popular) biographical writings published originally in 1833--Biographical Memoir of Daniel Boone, Life of Ma-k-tai-me-kia-kiak, or Black Hawk, and The Life of Col. David Crockett of West Tennessee--in order to show how formative these works were in creating the image of the frontier hero. Lofaro contends that, taken together, these works reinforced ideas about white masculinity, burgeoning capitalism, and American exceptionalism and nationalism in Jacksonian America"--
The life and adventures of Colonel David Crockett, of West Tennessee by Davy Crockett( Book )

2 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few images of Jacksonian America capture its curiosities and contradictions so well as that of Congressman David Crockett, around 1833, fighting for control of his public image with none other than Davy Crockett, the King of the Wild Frontier. Largely responsible for this very nineteenth-century collision of myth and history was the present work, the Life and Adventures of Colonel David Crockett, of West Tennessee (1833), which was the first in a series of biographical and autobiographical books that thrust Crockett fully onto the national and international scene. Quickly retitled Sketches and Eccentricities, it was also the most outlandish of the type. Mixing two contemporary genres of storytelling-the Humor of the Old Southwest and the sketch-the work's rollicking story and canny, uneducated protagonist earned Congressman Crockett's disavowal within a year of its publication, but survived to launch a cottage industry of the Frontier hero after the latter's death at the Alamo"--
The genesis of the biographical image of Daniel Boone by Michael A Lofaro( )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Agee's A death in the family : a restoration of the author's text by James Agee( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let us now praise famous men : an annotated edition of the James Agee--Walker Evans classic, with supplementary manuscripts by James Agee( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 1936, writer James Agee and photographer Walker Evans, on assignment for Fortune magazine, went to central Alabama to document the lives of three white sharecropper families. Agee's editors killed the article, and after a torturous five-year struggle to do artistic justice to the material, the author finally published it in book form as Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, only to see it sink with barely a ripple. The posthumous revival of Agee's literary fortunes led to the work's reissue in 1960, its adoption as an unofficial bible by civil rights workers, and its enshrinement as an American classic. It has remained in print ever since. In this, the third volume in The Works of James Agee series, editor Hugh Davis not only offers a thoroughly annotated edition of the Agee-Evans masterpiece, featuring invaluable ex-planatory notes as well as notes comparing the published work to extant copies of the original manuscript, but also supplements that text with a wealth of additional material: an insightful critical essay, variant versions of key sections, unused chapters, correspondence between Agee and others involved in the book's publication (notably Houghton Mifflin editor Robert Linscott), generous selections from the author's notebooks, and much more. This volume opens with the original gallery of Evans's thirty-one photographs from the 1941 edition and also includes, as part of the supplementary material, the expanded gallery of sixty-two photos that appeared in the 1960 edition. Here as well is the text of the rejected Fortune article, "Cotton Tenants," fully annotated for the first time. Informed by Agee's love of his subjects, his acute observational skills, and his poetic, pas-sionate, raging voice-not to mention the stark artistry of Evan's black and white photography- Let Us Now Praise Famous Men is a book that to this day defies easy classification. This volume recaptures the aesthetic impact of the original, corrects errors from earlier editions, and, most important, illuminates the difficult process that spawned its creation. -- Amazon.com
Complete journalism : articles, book reviews, and manuscripts by James Agee( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In addition to producing such distinguished literary works as Let Us Now Praise Famous Men and A Death in the Family, James Agee spent almost two decades of his professional career in journalism, primarily as an anonymous staff writer for the Henry Luce magazines Fortune and Time. At Fortune, especially, Agee excelled in pointed, bemused reporting on American life that embraced a wide range of topics, from cockfighting to the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg to the ambitious programs of the Tennessee Valley Authority. What is arguably his most celebrated Fortune piece, The Great American Roadside, remains a remarkably prescient account of the ways in which the automobile was transforming America s economic landscape and cultural sensibility. This book, the second volume in The Works of James Agee series, recovers for modern readers the remarkable breadth and depth of Agee s reportage, beginning with his apprenticeship writings for student publications at Exeter and Harvard in the 1920s and 1930s and concluding with his last book review (of a Dylan Thomas screenplay), written in 1953 for the New York Times. Also included are two posthumously published pieces the Whitmanesque Brooklyn Is and a meditation on news photography and race relations, America! Look at Your Shame! as well as unpublished articles, book reviews, and rough drafts and notes that yield unique insight into theauthor s complex writing process. (Excluded from this volume but scheduled for a later one is Agee s much-heralded film criticism.) To say that Agee was ambivalent about journalism is an understatement: in Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, he famously denounced it as a broad and successful form of lying. Yet, in his unsigned labors on behalf of the Luce empire and in various other assignments, Agee seized opportunities to hone his craft and exercise his acute powers of observation work that would serve him well as he undertook the kind of passionate and deeply personal writing that would secure his reputation. -- Amazon.com
James Agee : literary notebooks and other manuscripts by James Agee( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Daniel Boone : an American life
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The life and adventures of Daniel BooneCrockett at two hundred : new perspectives on the man and the mythA death in the familyJames Agee rediscovered : the journals of Let us now praise famous men and other new manuscriptsThe Tall tales of Davy Crockett : the second Nashville series of Crockett almanacs, 1839-1841Agee agonistes : essays on the life, legend, and works of James AgeeDavy Crockett's riproarious shemales and sentimental sisters : women's tall tales from the Crockett almanacs, 1835-1856Southern manuscript sermons before 1800 : a bibliographyJames Agee's A death in the family : a restoration of the author's text
Alternative Names
Lofaro, Michael

Languages
English (97)