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Agee, James 1909-1955

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Works: 630 works in 2,124 publications in 12 languages and 66,683 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Drama  Domestic fiction  Film adaptations  Poetry  Silent films  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  War films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Lyricist, Scenarist, Adapter, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Writer of accompanying material, Dedicatee, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Director, Honoree
Classifications: PS3501.G35,
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Publications about James Agee
Publications by James Agee
Publications by James Agee, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by James Agee
A death in the family by James Agee( Book )
204 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 6,399 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( visu )
131 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 2,805 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 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 2,346 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( visu )
110 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,236 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
Agee on film by James Agee( Book )
66 editions published between 1958 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,913 libraries worldwide
For contents, see Author Catalog
The collected poems of James Agee by James Agee( Book )
48 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,705 libraries worldwide
The collected short prose of James Agee by James Agee( Book )
27 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in English and held by 1,298 libraries worldwide
Film writing and selected journalism by James Agee( Book )
16 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,223 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( file )
21 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,038 libraries worldwide
A modern classic about the impact of tragedy on a close-knit family living in Knoxville, Tennessee in the early years of this 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 )
57 editions published between 1950 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 1,036 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
A way of seeing by Helen Levitt( Book )
22 editions published between 1935 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 972 libraries worldwide
James Agee, selected journalism by James Agee( Book )
13 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 967 libraries worldwide
Let us now praise famous men ; A death in the family, & shorter fiction by James Agee( Book )
142 editions published between 1941 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 836 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( score )
19 editions published between 1949 and 2000 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 670 libraries worldwide
Permit me voyage by James Agee( Book )
22 editions published between 1934 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 577 libraries worldwide
Agee on film : five film scripts by James Agee( Book )
73 editions published between 1958 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 488 libraries worldwide
Agee : his life remembered ( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 473 libraries worldwide
Selected poems by James Agee( Book )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 428 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
Gold rush by Charlie Chaplin( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 421 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
Knoxville summer of 1915 ; Essays for orchestra nos. 2 and 3 by Samuel Barber( file )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 363 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 americký spisovatel, publicista a scenárista
James Agee Amerikaans auteur
James Agee amerikansk poet och manusförfattare
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
에이지, 제임스 1909-1955
에이지, 제임스 루퍼스 1909-1955
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