Records Of Three Sharecropper Families In The South
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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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