The Resource Agee at 100 : centennial essays on the works of James Agee, edited by Michael A. Lofaro, (electronic resource/)

Agee at 100 : centennial essays on the works of James Agee, edited by Michael A. Lofaro, (electronic resource/)

Label
Agee at 100 : centennial essays on the works of James Agee
Title
Agee at 100
Title remainder
centennial essays on the works of James Agee
Statement of responsibility
edited by Michael A. Lofaro
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 Agees work itself. Often devalued during his life by those who thought his breadth a hindrance to greatness, Agees 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 Agees significance. The essays in this collection range from the scholarly to the personal, and all offer insight into Agees 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 Agees book reviews, which, unlike Agees film criticism, have received scant attention. With evidence from two largely unstudied manuscripts, Jeffrey Couchman sets the record straight on Agees contribution to the screenplay for The African Queen and delves as well into his television miniseries screenplay Mr. Lincoln. John Wranovics treats Agees lesser-known films--the documentaries In the Street and The Quiet One and the Filipino epic Genghis Khan. Jeffrey J. Folks wrestles with Agees 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 Lofaros 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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
818/.5209
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3501.G35
LC item number
Z546 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Agee at 100 : centennial essays on the works of James Agee, edited by Michael A. Lofaro, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=449338
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface; Acknowledgments; A James Agee Chronology; Why Agee Matters -- Dwight Garner; Agee on Books -- Paul Ashdown; James Agee and the Culture of Repudiation -- Jeffrey J. Folks; Racial Violence, Receding Bodies: James Agees Anatomy of Guilt -- James A. Crank; A Continuous Center: Centripetal and Centrifugal Tendencies in Let Us Now Praise Famous Men -- Andrew Crooke; A Blind Work of Nature: The Ethics of Representing Beauty in Let Us Now Praise Famous Men -- Jesse Graves; James Agees A Death in the Family: Personal Identity and Conflict in an Emerging Appalachia -- Michael A. Lofaro
  • Maximum Simple: The Restored Text of A Death in the Family -- Philip StogdonWriting The African Queen: Variations on a Classic Film -- Jeffrey Couchman; The Makers of In the Street and The Quiet One -- John Wranovics; James Agees Experimentally Traditional Mr. Lincoln -- Jeffrey Couchman; Agee and the Filipino Epic Genghis Khan: A Personal Journey -- John Wranovics; Seeing Agee in Lincoln: A Short Story -- David Madden; Contributors; Index
Control code
ocn794491330
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
358292
Label
Agee at 100 : centennial essays on the works of James Agee, edited by Michael A. Lofaro, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=449338
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface; Acknowledgments; A James Agee Chronology; Why Agee Matters -- Dwight Garner; Agee on Books -- Paul Ashdown; James Agee and the Culture of Repudiation -- Jeffrey J. Folks; Racial Violence, Receding Bodies: James Agees Anatomy of Guilt -- James A. Crank; A Continuous Center: Centripetal and Centrifugal Tendencies in Let Us Now Praise Famous Men -- Andrew Crooke; A Blind Work of Nature: The Ethics of Representing Beauty in Let Us Now Praise Famous Men -- Jesse Graves; James Agees A Death in the Family: Personal Identity and Conflict in an Emerging Appalachia -- Michael A. Lofaro
  • Maximum Simple: The Restored Text of A Death in the Family -- Philip StogdonWriting The African Queen: Variations on a Classic Film -- Jeffrey Couchman; The Makers of In the Street and The Quiet One -- John Wranovics; James Agees Experimentally Traditional Mr. Lincoln -- Jeffrey Couchman; Agee and the Filipino Epic Genghis Khan: A Personal Journey -- John Wranovics; Seeing Agee in Lincoln: A Short Story -- David Madden; Contributors; Index
Control code
ocn794491330
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
358292

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