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Agee, James 1909-1955

Overview
Works: 618 works in 1,931 publications in 6 languages and 65,609 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Drama  Domestic fiction  Film adaptations  Pictorial works  Biography  Reviews  Musical settings  Portraits 
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Roles: Author of screenplay, Lyricist, Adapter, Scenarist, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, 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 )
148 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 6,006 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, leaving his wife, brother, and young son to deal with his sudden death
The African Queen by John Huston ( Visual )
93 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 2,622 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 Randall Stewart ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,387 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 )
74 editions published between 1958 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For contents, see Author Catalog
The night of the hunter by Charles Laughton ( Visual )
52 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,069 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
The collected poems of James Agee by James Agee ( Book )
47 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collected short prose of James Agee by James Agee ( Book )
35 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Film writing and selected journalism by James Agee ( Book )
14 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,222 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."--BOOK JACKET
A death in the family by James Agee ( Recording )
20 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,127 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 )
44 editions published between 1950 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stream of consciousness story about twelve-year-old Richard, who keeps a three hour watch in the school chapel on Good Friday
James Agee, selected journalism by James Agee ( Book )
10 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A way of seeing by Helen Levitt ( Book )
19 editions published between 1965 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Knoxville: summer of 1915 : for voice and orchestra by Samuel Barber ( )
23 editions published between 1949 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Let us now praise famous men; three tenant families by James Agee ( Book )
93 editions published between 1941 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 671 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
Permit me voyage by James Agee ( Book )
21 editions published between 1934 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Knoxville summer of 1915 ; Essays for orchestra nos. 2 and 3 by Samuel Barber ( Recording )
13 editions published between 1954 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Agee : his life remembered ( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected poems by James Agee ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 423 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
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 357 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
Gold rush by Charlie Chaplin ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 340 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
 
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Alternative Names
Agee, .. 1909-1955
Agee, James
Agee, James Rufus 1909-1955
Agee, Rufus.
Agee, Rufus 1909-1955
James Agee
جيمس آجي، 1909-1955
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