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Agee, James 1909-1955

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A death in the family by James Agee( Book )

206 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 6,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a sultry summer night in 1915, Jay Follet leaves his house in Knoxville, Tennessee, to tend to his father, whom he believes is dying. The summons turns out to be a false alarm, but on his way back to his family, Jay has a car accident and is killed instantly
The African Queen by John Huston( Visual )

130 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 2,817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the start of World War I, German imperial troops burn down a mission in Africa. The mission's clergyman was so overtaken with disappointment that he passes away. Shortly after his well-educated, snooty sister Rose buries her brother, she must leave on the only available transport, the 'African Queen' steamboat. The boat is manned by the ill-mannered bachelor, Charlie. Together they embark on a long difficult journey, without any comfort. Rose grows determined to assist in the British war effort and presses Charlie until he finally agrees and together they steam up the Ulana encountering an enemy fort, raging rapids, bloodthirsty parasites and an endlessly branching stream which always seems to lead them to what appear to be impenetrable swamps. Despite their opposing personalities, the two grow closer to each other and ultimately carry out their plan to take out a German warship
The Night of the Hunter by Charles Laughton( Visual )

111 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychotic self-styled preacher marries and murders a young widow for her money. He then pursues her children to get his hands on the money, only to meet his match in the form of a saintly farm woman
Agee on film by James Agee( Book )

140 editions published between 1958 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects reviews of the movie critic who wrote for Time magazine and The Nation during the 1940s
The collected poems of James Agee by James Agee( Book )

47 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in English and held by 1,702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected short prose of James Agee by James Agee( Book )

37 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A death in the family by James Agee( )

23 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A modern classic about the impact of tragedy on a close-knit family in Knoxville, Tennessee, in the early twentieth century. The story begins a few hours before the death of Jay Follet and ends on the day of his funeral
The morning watch by James Agee( Book )

59 editions published between 1950 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel shows Agee writing at the height of his powers and treating a story, set during Holy Week in an Episcopalian boarding school closely modeled on Agee's own St. Andrew's, that resonates with deep religious feeling and sharply observed memories. The first two sections of "The Morning Watch" show the strong influence on Agee of James Joyce's "Portrait of the Artist," but, if anything, Agee's depiction of a young boy's undergoing spiritual torment is more believable and more sharply written than Joyce's account. The third and final part of "The Morning Watch," set in the early morning hours of Good Friday, is a beautifully-conceived reworking of Christ's passion as experienced by three young boys who have played hooky from school and who learn their own capacity for blood lust and tolerance for violence. Agee's fondness for children and animals and his deep love of Scripture are vividly evoked in this last section. --John H. Flannigan at
A way of seeing by Helen Levitt( Book )

23 editions published between 1935 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Agee, selected journalism by James Agee( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let us now praise famous men; three tenant families by James Agee( Book )

144 editions published between 1941 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... The classic work based on a 1936 journalistic assignment ... The book is an account of the actual daily lives of three families of tenant farmers, (more popularly known as 'sharecroppers'), which are more or less representative of their class in the year 1936." ... from Public library Catalog
Agee on film by James Agee( Book )

in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knoxville: summer of 1915 : for voice and orchestra by Samuel Barber( )

28 editions published between 1947 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diazotype reproduction of copyist manuscript, noted at foot of caption: "P.W. W-2106/802"; with some corrections and additions in pencil by Barber, who has signed at head of caption "S.B." Also includes copious annotations in pencil by former owner Eleanor Steber
Permit me voyage by James Agee( Book )

22 editions published between 1934 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agee : his life remembered( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by James Agee( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Steeped in the metaphysics and music of Elizabethan verse, alert to the nuances of the American vernacular, Agee's poetry is eloquent and wide-ranging. It exhibits, writes Andrew Hudgins, "a variety that we expect from the protean mind that excelled in so many different kinds of writing." Agee's passionate exploration of religious themes - "his struggle," in Hudgins' words, "to comprehend his place in God's vision"--Is especially evident in the sequence of 25 sonnets that some consider his most notable verse creation, poems that take us into the heart of his most abiding concerns."--Jacket
The gold rush by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic Chaplin (the Little Tramp) prospects for gold, gets involved with a dance hall girl, and deals with a burly competitor during the Yukon gold rush
A death in the family : a restoration of the author's text by James Agee( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 381 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
Knoxville summer of 1915 ; Essays for orchestra nos. 2 and 3 by Samuel Barber( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters of James Agee to Father Flye by James Agee( Book )

27 editions published between 1944 and 1971 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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James Agee, selected journalism
Alternative Names
Agee, .. 1909-1955

Agee, James

Agee, James Rufus

Agee, James Rufus‏ 1909-1955

Agee, Rufus.

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Iacobus Agee

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James Agee Amerikaans auteur

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James Agee amerykański pisarz

James Agee scrittore, giornalista e critico cinematografico statunitense

James Agee US-amerikanischer Dichter, Novelist, Journalist, Sozialaktivist und Filmkritiker

Эйджи, Джеймс

جيمس آجي، 1909-1955

جیمز آگی فیلمنامه‌نویس و شاعر آمریکایی

에이지, 제임스 1909-1955

에이지, 제임스 루퍼스 1909-1955

제임스 에이지 미국의 소설가, 영화 평론가




Agee on filmThe collected poems of James AgeeThe collected short prose of James AgeeA death in the familyJames Agee, selected journalismLet us now praise famous men; three tenant familiesKnoxville: summer of 1915 : for voice and orchestraSelected poemsA death in the family : a restoration of the author's text