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Agee, James 1909-1955

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A death in the family by James Agee( Book )

243 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 6,043 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. Dancing back and forth in time and braiding the viewpoints of Jay's wife, brother, and young son, Rufus, Agee creates an overwhelmingly powerful novel of innocence, tenderness and loss
The African Queen by John Huston( Visual )

142 editions published between 1951 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 2,932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the start of World War I, German imperial troops burn down a mission in Africa. The mission's reverend 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 endlessly branching steam which always seem 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
American poetry : the twentieth century( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 1500 poems by more than 200 well-known American poets, including Langston Hughes, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens
The collected poems of James Agee by James Agee( Book )

34 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in English and held by 1,592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Night of the Hunter by Charles Laughton( Visual )

93 editions published between 1955 and 2021 in 6 languages and held by 1,415 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
The collected short prose of James Agee by James Agee( Book )

40 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in English and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film writing and selected journalism by James Agee( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Library of America volume supplements the classic pieces from Agee on Film with previously uncollected writings on Ingrid Bergman, the Marx Brothers, Alfred Hitchcock's Lifeboat, Vittorio De Sica's Shoeshine, and a wealth of other cinematic subjects." "Agee's own work as a screenwriter is represented by his script for Charles Laughton's unique and haunting masterpiece of Southern gothic, The Night of the Hunter, adapted from the novel by Davis Grubb. This collection also includes examples of Agee's masterfully probing reporting for Fortune - on subjects as diverse as the Tennessee Valley Authority, commercial orchids, and cockfighting - and a sampling of literary reviews, among them appreciations of William Faulkner, Virginia Woolf, S.J. Perelman, and William Carlos Williams."--Jacket
The morning watch by James Agee( Book )

65 editions published between 1950 and 2021 in 4 languages and held by 961 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 death in the family by James Agee( )

38 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 904 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
Agee on film by James Agee( Book )

17 editions published between 1958 and 1969 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Agee, selected journalism by James Agee( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James Agee: Selected Journalism is a collection of his articles published from 1933 to 1947 by Time and Fortune, two of the era's most influential magazines. This edition of the book includes two new articles from Agee's school years and a new introduction by editor Paul Ashdown that places Agee's journalistic work in the context of his entire career." "The articles reproduced here chronicle life at home and abroad during the Depression and the war-torn 1940s. The range of topics is vast - from cockfighting in his native South, to the devastation of postwar France and the passing of the Roman aristocracy, to the corporatization of a small orchid nursery and the way in which a variety of Americans experienced the death of President Roosevelt. In his journalistic pieces Agee shows a remarkable prescience. For example, he was early to realize the tremendous significance of the atom bomb and the effect of the Tennessee Valley Authority on the mountain regions."--BOOK JACKET
The night of the hunter by Charles Laughton( Visual )

14 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A self-styled preacher marries and murders the widow of an executed convict with whom he once shared a cell. He then terrorizes her two young children to force them to tell him the whereabouts of the $10,000 he knows their father hid before his imprisonment
A way of seeing by Helen Levitt( Book )

36 editions published between 1900 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the years since it was first published, A Way of Seeing has been prized as a classic among photographic books, and during Helen Levitt's lifetime (1913-2009) two revised versions appeared. This new edition returns the book to its original compact size, with all the original images, as well as additional ones made during the same years. The new reproductions are based on a search for the best available prints and negatives"--Photo-eye website
Knoxville, summer of 1915 by Samuel Barber( )

16 editions published between 1954 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Permit me voyage by James Agee( Book )

22 editions published between 1934 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

90 editions published between 1941 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through photographs and thoughtful text, this volume looks at the Depression and some of the families it affected
The gold rush by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 510 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
Knoxville: summer of 1915 : for voice and orchestra by Samuel Barber( )

10 editions published between 1949 and 2000 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agee : his life remembered( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James Agee's literary legacy has continued to influence the intellectual and moral climate of the nation. He belongs with that select handful of twentieth-century writers - F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dylan Thomas, and Nathanael West are others who immediately come to mind - who brought such excessive intensity to their work that their private lives and health often suffered as a consequence. 184 pages. 78 black & white photographic illustrations."
Agee on film by James Agee( Book )

20 editions published between 1900 and 1983 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A death in the family
American poetry : the twentieth centuryThe collected poems of James AgeeFilm writing and selected journalismThe morning watchA death in the familyJames Agee, selected journalismA way of seeingLet us now praise famous men : three tenant familiesKnoxville: summer of 1915 : for voice and orchestra
Alternative Names
Agee, .. 1909-1955

Agee J.

Agee James

Agee, James Rufus‏ 1909-1955

Agee, Rufus.

Agee, Rufus 1909-1955


Iacobus Agee

James Agee

James Agee americký básnik, kritik, románopisec, dramatik a scenárista

James Agee americký spisovatel, publicista a scenárista

James Agee Amerikaans auteur

James Agee amerikai költő, újságíró, forgatókönyvíró, filmkritikus

James Agee amerikansk poet och manusförfattare

James Agee amerikansk poet og manusforfattar

James Agee amerikansk poet og manusforfatter

James Agee amerikansk poet og manuskriptforfatter

James Agee amerykański pisarz

James Agee Novelis, Jurnalis, Penyair, Penulis Naskah dan Kritikus Film Amerika

James Agee poète, romancier, journaliste et critique américain

James Agee scrittore, giornalista e critico cinematografico statunitense

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

Джеймс Ейджи американски журналист, филмов критик, сценарист, поет и писател

Эйджи Дж.

Эйджи, Джеймс

Ջեյմս Էյջի

ג'יימס אג'י

جيمس آجى

جيمس آجي، 1909-1955

جيمس آغي

جیمز آگی فیلمنامه‌نویس و شاعر آمریکایی

جیمز ایجی

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에이지, 제임스 1909-1955

에이지, 제임스 루퍼스 1909-1955

제임스 에이지 미국의 소설가, 영화 평론가

アジー, ジェイムズ


エイジー, ジェイムズ