Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: Three Tenant Families
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.
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Review: Let Us Now Praise Famous MenUser Review - Judah The Omnipotent - Goodreads
This book is certainly not your average book, and isn't for everyone. It rambles, loses its own sense of plot, and is incredibly dense. However, its unique perspective, unheard of writing style and ... Read full review
Review: Let Us Now Praise Famous MenUser Review - Linda Hartlaub - Goodreads
When I was in college, this book topped my list of best-loved books. Perhaps it's age, perhaps it's life, but I would not say that now. Don't get me wrong - this is still a powerful book detailing the ... Read full review