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Kazan, Elia

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A streetcar named Desire by Tennessee Williams( visu )
143 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 5,034 libraries worldwide
After being exiled from her hometown of Auriol, Mississippi for seducing a seventeen-year-old boy at the school where she taught English, Blanche DuBois arrives unexpectedly at the New Orleans home of her pregnant sister Stella Kowalski and her Stella's husband Stanley. Stanley, both repulsed by and attracted to Blanche, discovers that she has mortgaged property left to both sisters and spent all the money. He sets about discovering everything else he can about her past, and tension between Blanche and Stanley is further intensified when Blanche begins dating one of Stanley's poker buddies
On the waterfront by Elia Kazan( visu )
145 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 3,664 libraries worldwide
Terry Malloy is a washed-up ex-prize fighter corrupted along with brother Charley at an early age by a ruthless Mob-connected union boss named Johnny Friendly, who runs the waterfront. Malloy is now an errand-boy for the union, while Charley (in return for a college education) is now a lawyer for them. Malloy assists in the killing of a longshoreman who was talking to the crime commission investigating the union. He soon meets the dead man's agonized sister, Edie Doyle, and has a change of mind. Activist priest Father Barry argues with Malloy about morality, responsibility, and doing the right thing. Malloy's guilt, his romantic feelings for Edie, and an assault on Father Barry overwhelm him and he turns informer. Malloy's defiant testimony before the commission leads to a climactic bloody battle that wrests the union from the boss' tenacious grasp
Gentleman's agreement by Elia Kazan( visu )
59 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,189 libraries worldwide
Magazine writer Schuyler 'Phil' Green, a widower who has just arrived with his mother and young son in New York, is assigned the task of writing an expose of anti-Semitism. As he searches for a new angle on the topic, he decides to pass as a Jew for several months, which causes no end of trouble for his ailing mother and young son. It also puts his new society girlfriend on the spot, since despite all her intellectual convictions, she cannot quite shake the vicious prejudices of her particular group. In the 40s, Hollywood began exploring serious social problems in an upfront manner, and while a trifle too earnest for some people, this film puts the 'gentleman's agreement' among gentiles to discriminate against Jews directly in the spotlight
The arrangement; a novel by Elia Kazan( Book )
74 editions published between 1950 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 1,962 libraries worldwide
Splendor in the grass by Elia Kazan( visu )
44 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,558 libraries worldwide
A story of first love between two teenagers in a 1920s Kansas town. When their desire conflicts with the norms of respectable behavior, serious consequences ensue
The understudy : a novel by Elia Kazan( Book )
21 editions published between 1974 and 1986 in English and held by 1,452 libraries worldwide
Explores the complex relationships between a successful actor, dying of cancer and drug abuse, and his understudy
John Steinbeck's East of Eden ( visu )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and German and held by 1,428 libraries worldwide
The saga of three generations of the Trask and Hamilton families in the early 1900's in Northern California
The assassins by Elia Kazan( Book )
20 editions published between 1972 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,334 libraries worldwide
East of Eden by Elia Kazan( visu )
141 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,224 libraries worldwide
In a California farming valley in 1913, a wild adolescent rebels against his stern father, realizing that he favors his twin brother
The Anatolian by Elia Kazan( Book )
15 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 1,004 libraries worldwide
In his powerful new novel, Elia Kazan takes up the life of the young Greek from Anatolia whose early years he chronicled in his first and highly acclaimed novel, America America, giving us the story of a man caught between two worlds and fighting to make a place for himself within them. We enter the story of 1909. Stavros Topouzoglou'Joe Arness to his American friends'is meeting the freighter that has brought his family to America. This day marks the culmination of a lifetime of responsibility. Steeled by his harsh life, proud and resourceful, he has nonetheless been governed by the age-old rules of filial duty: putting aside his own needs and desires, he obediently took on the fulfillment of his father's dream of safety and salvation for their family. For a decade he has worked to bring his family to America'an America that has hypnotized and motivated him with its promise of money and power and privilege. But as the family disembarks there is one person missing: his father is dead. Suddenly, Stavros is caught between two powerful and opposing influences. On one side is his family: seven brothers and sisters and his mother look to him for guidance, strength, and support, drawing him back into the ways and tenets of the "old" country. On the other side, the bright-seeming, golden possibilities of the "new" world of America, possibilities that Stavros has only glimpsed from afar, but that he has determined to attain. Stavros is not prepared for this clash of cultures, nor for the emotional turmoil it produces in him. He has always believed that through sheer will and energy he could achieve anything, but now even his ferocious, unswerving drive cannot sustain him. And so we see him dutifully assume the patriarchal position in the family, only to witness the foundation of family devotion, respect, and love broken down by the terrifying yet heady exigencies of this new life. We see Stavros passionately drawn to Althea Perry, imagining her to be a key to his acceptance into the society he yearns for, but finding instead that she is a constant reminder of the obstacles he must continually face and the sacrifices of pride he must be prepared to make. We see Stavros slowly ingratiating himself with Fernand Sarrafian'the man he most admires, the man with the kind of power Stavros wants for himself'only to learn that Sarrafian's power is tainted with greed, deceit, and an almost total lack of humaneness. We see how often Stavros must invoke the words his father said to him as a boy: "If you don't allow yourself to feel it, the shame does not exist." We see him confronted by his brother'just returned from fighting for a Greater Greece'whose words to Stavros reverberate with both love and accusation: "I'm thinking of you at night. What you were once, what you are now . . . When we first came here, I was so proud of you . . . Now all you care about is how to make money." And it is these words that finally force Stavros to acknowledge the devastating impurities in his dream of an American life, to see how completely he's lost himself in his blind attempt to attain that dream. And he is compelled to devise a plan by which he can redeem not only himself, his family, and the memory of his father, but also'even if only in the smallest measure'the love for his homeland that he begins to feel with renewed fervor and empassioned dedication. In the story of Stavros, Elia Kazan not only gives us a vividly wrought picture of one man's struggle to understand his dreams, but he reveals, as well, what it has meant for the immigrant to confront America, and, more importantly, what it has meant for him to confront himself in this seductive, yet often inimical, culture. From the Hardcover edition
A face in the crowd by Elia Kazan( visu )
17 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 994 libraries worldwide
Larry Rhodes is a hobo with a powerful personality and a mean streak as wide as the Mississippi River. He is 'discovered' by Marcia Jeffries, who christens him "Lonesome" Rhodes, and makes him the star of her morning radio show, "A Face in the Crowd." Listeners are enthralled by his down-home, folksy charm, and after developing a large following, Rhodes begins a journey to national fame and TV stardom. A powerful business tycoon realizes that he can use Rhodes's popularity to change the course of a national election in his favor--provided that he can keep the star from self-destructing under the weight of his own megalomania, narcissism, and contempt for his audience. Marcia's journey, by contrast, is a long and painful one. From a rather innocent young woman to betrayed loyal ally who recognizes the monster she has helped to create and knows she must destroy, she finally reaches her limit and rejects his emotional blackmail
Acts of love by Elia Kazan( Book )
25 editions published between 1978 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 917 libraries worldwide
Pinky by Elia Kazan( visu )
15 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 836 libraries worldwide
Pinky, a black woman who works as a nurse, is able to "pass for white." Afraid her true heritage will be discovered, she leaves her white fiance ́and returns home to Mississippi to help her ailing grandmother by caring for her employer, an imperious plantation owner. When the employer names Pinky heiress to her estate, the community rises in resentment, triggering a sensational court trial
Baby doll by Elia Kazan( visu )
36 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 816 libraries worldwide
Cotton-mill owner Archie Meighan, married to nineteen-year-old "Baby Doll", looks forward to the day his wife turns twenty and will finally allow him to sleep with her. But he has competition in the form of sly business competitor Silva Vacarro, who covets both Archie's cotton mill and his young and beautiful wife
Betty Smith's A tree grows in Brooklyn by Elia Kazan( visu )
45 editions published between 1945 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 780 libraries worldwide
The story of a young girl in turn of the century Brooklyn who adores her charming but irreponsible father and resents her mother who tries to hold the family together
Viva Zapata! by Elia Kazan( visu )
70 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 714 libraries worldwide
Emiliano Zapata, an ally of Pancho Villa, leads the Mexican peasants in a bloody revolt against an oppressive government and overthrows President Díaz
Panic in the streets by Elia Kazan( visu )
26 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 697 libraries worldwide
A newly-arrived illegal alien is killed in a holdup and an autopsy reveals he had bubonic plague. His killer must be found before he becomes contagious and begins spreading the deadly disease
Beyond the Aegean by Elia Kazan( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 607 libraries worldwide
New York rug merchant Stavros Topouzoglou returns to his homeland of Anatolia to take advantage of the Greek-Turkish war, buying rugs on the cheap for his business in America. Gradually, business interests give way to more patriotic endeavor. The third book in a trilogy that began with America, America
America, America by Elia Kazan( visu )
51 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 573 libraries worldwide
Elia Kazan's own words begin the saga of young Stavros, who leaves his war-torn homeland behind to begin a new life. With his family's meager fortune and his father's blessing, Stavros encounters both allies and adversaries on a dramatic trek. He ultimately achieves his dream through sheer determination and will, thereby earning his nickname : America America. Combining autobiographical elements with the experiences of his uncle, this is Kazan's most personal film. Kazan sought a non-romantic 'documentary' style and for the first time used a predominantly non-professional cast
Boomerang ( visu )
9 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in English and held by 345 libraries worldwide
A prosecutor's fight to prove the innocence of a man accused of a notorious murder. Based on a true story
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Alternative Names
Kasanioglus, Elia 1909-2003
Kazan, Elia
Kazan, Elia, 1909-2003
Kazan, Ēlias, 1909-2003
Kazandzoglus, Elia.
Kazanjoglou, Elia
Kazanjoglou, Elia, 1909-2003
Kazanjoglou, Elia, dit Elia Kazan
Kazanjoglou, Elias
Kazanjoglou, Elias 1909-2003 Wirklicher Name
Kazanjoglous, Elia
Kazanjoglous Elia 1909-2003
كازان، اليا
カザン, エリア
English (881)
German (70)
Spanish (58)
French (43)
Multiple languages (13)
Italian (8)
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Portuguese (3)
Polish (2)
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