Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

By: Agee, James and Walker Evans

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A landmark work of American photojournalism "renowned for its fusion of social conscience and artistic radicality" (New York Times)

In the summer of 1936, James Agee and Walker Evans set out on assignment for Fortune magazine to explore the daily lives of sharecroppers in the South. Their journey would prove an extraordinary collaboration and a watershed literary event when, in 1941, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men was first published to enormous critical acclaim. This unsparing record of place, of the people who shaped the land and the rhythm of their lives, is intensely moving and unrelentingly honest, and today--recognized by the New York Public Library as one of the most influential books of the twentieth century--it stands as a poetic tract of its time. With an elegant new design as well as a sixty-four-page photographic prologue featuring archival reproductions of Evans's classic images, this historic edition offers readers a window into a remarkable slice of American history.

Title: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

Author Name: Agee, James and Walker Evans

Categories: American History [P],

Publisher: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN:

ISBN Number: 0618127496

ISBN Number 13: 9780618127498

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Good

Seller ID: 147641