Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

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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 even when in 1941 Let Us Now Praise Famous Men was first published to enormous 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. 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.

ISBN: 9780618127498

Published Date: August 1, 2001

Publisher: Mariner Books

Language: English

Page Count: 416

Size: 8.94" l x 6.08" w x 1.08" h