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Lofaro, Michael A. 1948-

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Works: 27 works in 80 publications in 1 language and 7,409 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Legends  Humor  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Manuscripts  Folklore  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: F454.B66, B
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Publications about Michael A Lofaro
Publications by Michael A Lofaro
Most widely held works by Michael A Lofaro
Daniel Boone an American life by Michael A Lofaro( file )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,086 libraries worldwide
Traces the life and exploration of Daniel Boone, and discusses his role in the westward movement of the American people. The embodiment of the American hero, Daniel Boone personifies the great adventure of his age, the westward movement of the American people. The prototype for the frontiersman, he was a multifaceted individual who shaped and was driven by the complex forces of this dynamic period in history. Daniel Boone: An American Life brings together over thirty years of research in this extraordinary biography. Based on primary sources, the book depicts Boone through the eyes of those who knew him and within the historical contexts of his eighty six years. Boone's story offers new insights into the turbulent birth of the nation and demonstrates why the frontier forms such a significant part of the American experience
Agee at 100 centennial essays on the works of James Agee by Michael A Lofaro( file )
9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,020 libraries worldwide
"Drawn mainly from the centennial anniversary symposium on James Agee held at the University of Tennessee in the fall of 2009, the essays of Agee at 100 are as diverse in topic and purpose as is Agee's work itself. Often devalued during his life by those who thought his breadth a hindrance to greatness, Agee's achievements as a poet, novelist, journalist, essayist, critic, documentarian, and screenwriter are now more fully recognized. With its use of previously unknown and recently recovered materials as well as established works, this groundbreaking new collection is a timely contribution to the resurgence of interest in Agee's significance. The essays in this collection range from the scholarly to the personal, and all offer insight into Agee's writing, his cultural influence, and ultimately Agee himself. Dwight Garner opens with his reflective essay on "Why Agee Matters." Several essays present almost entirely new material on Agee. Paul Ashdown writes on Agee's book reviews, which, unlike Agee's film criticism, have received scant attention. With evidence from two largely unstudied manuscripts, Jeffrey Couchman sets the record straight on Agee's contribution to the screenplay for The African Queen and delves as well into his television "miniseries" screenplay Mr. Lincoln. John Wranovics treats Agee's lesser-known films--the documentaries In the Street and The Quiet One and the Filipino epic Genghis Khan. Jeffrey J. Folks wrestles with Agee's "culture of repudiation" while James A. Crank investigates his perplexing treatment of race in his prose. Jesse Graves and Andrew Crooke provide new analyses of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, and Michael A. Lofaro and Philip Stogdon both discuss Lofaro's recently restored text of A Death in the Family. David Madden closes the collection with his short story "Seeing Agee in Lincoln," an imagined letter from Agee to his longtime confidante Father Flye."--Project Muse
Davy Crockett : the man, the legend, the legacy, 1786-1986 ( Book )
5 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 958 libraries worldwide
The life and adventures of Daniel Boone by Michael A Lofaro( Book )
7 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in English and held by 664 libraries worldwide
Biography of the American pioneer and hunter whose frontier exploits made him one of the first folk heroes of the United States
James Agee : reconsiderations ( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 626 libraries worldwide
The essayists in this volume argue that far more recognition is due to James Agee than is usually granted. Although the significance of his accomplishments is often overshadowed by his short, turbulent, life, any reevaluation of his work must still begin with the man himself. Agee's complex and driven life seems to crystallize the debate over the relationship between art and reality in the modern age. Continually exploring new fields, Agee achieved success as a poet, journalist, and essayist, as well as a writer of screenplays and fiction. Agee's sense of place, ingrained in him during his boyhood in Knoxville, Tennessee, provided the ground upon which he tested the temper of his creative process and his beliefs and attempted to reconcile the Romantic and Modern viewpoints into what he termed a "whole of consciousness." But the price of attempting transcendence was high. At times Agee ravaged his own life in a quest to dissolve the barrier between reality and art; at other times, his gusto and vitality were converted into unique and innovative works like the audacious and uncategorizable Let Us Now Praise Famous Men and the highly charged autobiographical novel A Death in the Family. The essays in this volume, drawn in part from the 1989 "Agee Legacy" symposium, focus upon these two major works and upon Agee's explorations of narrative technique. The authors demonstrate that the measure of Agee's success is in large part the direct result of his supposed flaws: his variety of subject and form, and his life of often reckless abandon
Crockett at two hundred : new perspectives on the man and the myth ( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 456 libraries worldwide
New perspective of the man and the myth
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 362 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
James Agee rediscovered : the journals of Let us now praise famous men and other new manuscripts by James Agee( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
"Novelist, journalist, film critic, poet, and activist James Agee (1909-1955) produced an impressive array of literary works spanning three decades. His poems, novels, essays, works of criticism, and screenplays gave profound social insights into the Depression-ridden 1930s and war-torn 1940s, and scholars study and debate his work to this day. Agee, a Tennessee native, is arguably the most important literary figure from the state." "James Agee Rediscovered, edited by Michael A. Lofaro and Hugh Davis, gives a new and unique perspective on this prolific writer. With this book, the editors have put together an untarnished and unfettered collection of previously unpublished manuscripts of one of America's most intriguing authors. Featuring various drafts and fragments of Agee's manuscripts from University of Tennessee Special Collections, the Ransom Center at the University of Texas, and the James Agee Trust, this book reveals the inner thoughts and creative sensibilities of an eclectic writer." "James Agee Rediscovered consists of journal entries, drafts of original material, and heretofore undiscovered literary works, as well as nineteen previously unpublished photos by Walker Evans."--BOOK JACKET
The Tall tales of Davy Crockett : the second Nashville series of Crockett almanacs, 1839-1841 by Davy Crockett( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 325 libraries worldwide
Davy Crockett's riproarious shemales and sentimental sisters : women's tall tales from the Crockett almanacs, 1835-1856 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
Agee agonistes : essays on the life, legend, and works of James Agee ( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 238 libraries worldwide
Southern manuscript sermons before 1800 : a bibliography ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Southern Manuscript Sermons before 1800 is the first guide to the study of the manuscript sermon literature of the Southern colonies/states of Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The bibliography contains entries for over 1,600 sermons by over a hundred ministers affiliated with eight denominations. The compilation provides a previously unavailable major tool for research into the early South. Richard Beale Davis began the bibliography in 1946 as part of his research for Intellectual Life in the Colonial South, 1585-1763, which won the National Book Award in history. Michael A. Lofaro took over the project in 1976, expanded the colonial entries (pre-1764), and added the period of 1764-1799. George M. Barringer contributed entries for Jesuit sermons. Sandra G. Hancock contributed those for Thomas Cradock. The bibliography is also available online (dlc.lib.utk.edu/sermons). This database contains the same in-depth descriptions of these sermons, over 90 percent of which are unknown. It provides multiple avenues of access. Searches can be constructed and limited by single or combined criteria of author, repository, book of the Bible, date, state, denomination, keyword, and short title. Scholars can employ both versions of this tool to construct a more complete picture of the southern mind before 1800 and to reveal how that mind contributes to a national ethos. The bibliography will aid many disciplines -- religion, cultural and American studies, history, literature, political science, sociology, psychology, and more -- and all those who wish to interpret the past and its effect upon the present. It will lead to a more balanced appraisal of American intellectual history by encouraging access to a large body of southern sermons to place alongside those of the northern and middle states for critical assessment. - Publisher
The genesis of the biographical image of Daniel Boone by Michael A Lofaro( Archival Material )
2 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Southern manuscript sermons before 1800 a bibliographic database ( file )
in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
James Agee : literary notebooks and other manuscripts by James Agee( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
James Agee's A death in the family : a restoration of the author's text by James Agee( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The works of James Agee by James Agee( Book )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The works of James Agee by James Agee( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Student projects by Michael A Lofaro( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Class reports from Dr. Lofaro's class on folklore. Topics include childlore, proverbs, remedies, songs, superstitions and tales
Daniel Boone an American life by Michael A Lofaro( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Early in life [Daniel] Boone showed a hunger for adventure, using his extraordinary skill as a woodsman to guide his family's migration down the valley of Virginia to North Carolina. Too restless for the life of a farmer, he was eager to penetrate the wilderness in search of better hunting and boundless profit through speculation of rich and fertile lands. After his first historic explorations of Kentucky in 1769, Boone brought back tales of a hunters' paradise that stirred the imagination. A natural leader, Boone helped open the trans-Appalachian West, clearing trails, guiding settlers, founding forts, and reluctantly fighting in Indian wars in which he saw the plight of both sides all too clearly. [This book] depict[s] Boone through the eyes of those who knew him and within the historical contexts of his eighty-six years. Boone's story offers ... insights into the turbulent birth of the nation and demonstrates why the settling of the frontier is such a significant part of the American experience.-Dust jacket
 
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