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Touching stories for the shorter days of November

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Also by James Agee:

Cotton Tenants, June 2013
Hardcover (reprint)
James Agee: Film Writing and Selected Journalism, September 2005
Hardcover
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, August 2001
Trade Size (reprint)

Also by Walker Evans:

Cotton Tenants, June 2013
Hardcover (reprint)
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, August 2001
Trade Size (reprint)

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
James Agee, Walker Evans

Records Of Three Sharecropper Families In The South

Mariner Books
August 2001
432 pages
ISBN: 0618127496
EAN: 9780618127498
Trade Size (reprint)
$18.00
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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 of the rhythm of their lives was called intensely moving and unrelentingly honest, and is "renowned for its fusion of social conscience and artistic radicality" (New York Times). Today it stands as a poetic tract of its time, recognized by the New York Public Library as one of the most influential books of the twentieth century. With an elegant new design as well as a sixty-four-page photographic prologue of Evans's classic images, reproduced from archival negatives, this sixtieth anniversary edition reintroduces the legendary author and photographer to a new generation.

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