Let Us Now Praise Famous Men / Edition 60

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men / Edition 60

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by James Agee
     
 

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

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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 edition reintroduces the legendary author and photographer to a new generation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618127498
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Series:
Edition 001 Series
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
203,653
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

verses 4
preamble 5
all over alabama 15
(On the Porch: 1 17
July 1936
late sunday morning 23
at the forks 29
near a church 35
Part One: A Country Letter 43
Colon 85
Part Two: Some Findings and Comments 99
money 101
shelter 107
(On the Porch: 2 195
clothing 225
education 253
work 279
Intermission: Conversation in the Lobby 309
Part Three: Inductions 317
shady grove alabama 381
two images 389
title statement 391
Notes and Appendices 395

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