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Agee, James 1909-1955

Works: 669 works in 1,964 publications in 10 languages and 68,699 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  History  Domestic fiction  Film adaptations  Poetry  Silent films  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  War films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Lyricist, Scenarist, Adapter, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Director
Classifications: PS3501.G35, 791.4372
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A death in the family by James Agee( Book )

145 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 5,890 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 that should be read aloud for the sheer music of its prose
The African Queen by John Huston( Visual )

81 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,731 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 by E. E Cummings( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,346 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 Night of the Hunter by Charles Laughton( Visual )

69 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,152 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 it, only to meet his match in the form of a saintly farm woman
The collected poems of James Agee by James Agee( Book )

40 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in English and held by 1,688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in English and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film writing and selected journalism by James Agee( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,212 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 )

60 editions published between 1950 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 1,026 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( )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,021 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
James Agee, selected journalism by James Agee( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A way of seeing by Helen Levitt( Book )

17 editions published between 1965 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

92 editions published between 1941 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 701 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( )

16 editions published between 1949 and 2000 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Permit me voyage by James Agee( Book )

23 editions published between 1934 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agee : his life remembered( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gold rush by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 438 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
Selected poems by James Agee( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 431 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
Knoxville : summer of 1915 ; Essays for orchestra nos. 2 and 3 by Samuel Barber( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Agee; promise and fulfillment by Kenneth Seib( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1962 and 1971 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Agee's father died when he was just six years old. Three years later, Agee's mother moved the family from Knoxville, Tennessee, to the campus of St. Andrew's, an Episcopal boarding school near Sewanee. There, Agee met Father James Harold Flye, who would become his history teacher. Thought Agee was just ten, the two struck up an unlikely and enduring friendship, traveling Europe by bicycle and exchanging letters for thirty years, from Agee's admission to Exeter Academy to his death at forty-five. The letters form the most intimate portrait of Agee available, a revealing account of the internal and external life of a tortured twentieth-century genius. Agee candidly shares his struggles with depression, professional failure, and a tumultuous personal life that included three wives and four children.--
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Agee, .. 1909-1955

Agee, James

Agee, James Rufus

Agee, James Rufus‏ 1909-1955

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Iacobus Agee

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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




American poetry : the twentieth centuryThe 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 familiesKnoxville: summer of 1915 : for voice and orchestraSelected poems