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Let us now praise famous men : three tenant families

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
Print Book, English, 2001
1st Mariner books ed View all formats and editions
Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, 2001
xi, 416 pages, 61 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
9780395957714, 9780618127498, 9780395489017, 9780395488973, 0395957710, 0618127496, 0395489016, 0395488974
All Over Alabama
On the Porch: 1: July 1936
Late Sunday Morning
At the Forks
Near a Church
pt. 1. A Country Letter
pt. 2. Some Findings and Comment
On the Porch: 2
Intermission: Conversation in the Lobby
pt. 3. Inductions
Shady Grove Alabama
Two Images
Title Statement
On the Porch: 3
"A Mariner book."
"Featuring striking photographs newly reproduced from archival negatives"--Cover