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Agee, James 1909-1955

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Works: 615 works in 2,015 publications in 12 languages and 66,647 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Drama  Domestic fiction  Film adaptations  Biography  Pictorial works  Reviews  Musical settings  Portraits 
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Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Lyricist, Scenarist, Adapter, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Writer of accompanying material, Dedicatee, Bibliographic antecedent, Director, Honoree
Classifications: PS3501.G35, 791.4372
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A death in the family by James Agee( Book )

195 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 6,120 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 )

93 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 2,710 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
American poetry : the twentieth century by E. E Cummings( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,350 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
Agee on film by James Agee( Book )

86 editions published between 1958 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 2,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For contents, see Author Catalog
The night of the hunter by Charles Laughton( Visual )

55 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,097 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, who becomes the children's protector
The collected poems of James Agee by James Agee( Book )

49 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

36 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film writing and selected journalism by James Agee( Book )

15 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,216 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
A death in the family by James Agee( )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,047 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 )

56 editions published between 1950 and 1988 in 4 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 Amazon.com
James Agee, selected journalism by James Agee( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A way of seeing by Helen Levitt( Book )

20 editions published between 1965 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

109 editions published between 1941 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 685 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
Knoxville: summer of 1915 : for voice and orchestra by Samuel Barber( )

26 editions published between 1947 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by James Agee( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 427 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."--BOOK JACKET
Gold rush by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Little Tramp searches for gold and love in the Klondike. Includes both a restored version of the original 1925 silent film, and the 1942 re-issue, the latter featuring a new score and narration written and spoken by Charles Chaplin
A death in the family : a restoration of the author's text by James Agee( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 365 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 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Agee, .. 1909-1955

Agee, James

Agee, James Rufus

Agee, James Rufus 1909-1955

Agee, Rufus.

Agee, Rufus 1909-1955

Iacobus Agee

James Agee

James Agee Amerikaans auteur

James Agee amerikansk poet och manusfrfattare

James Agee amerikansk poet og manusforfattar

James Agee amerikansk poet og manusforfatter

James Agee amerikansk poet og manuskriptforfatter

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

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American poetry : the twentieth centuryAgee on filmThe collected poems of James AgeeThe collected short prose of James AgeeFilm writing and selected journalismA death in the familyJames Agee, selected journalismLet us now praise famous men; three tenant families