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Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: Three Tenant Families, Agee, James; Evans, Walker

Author    Agee, James; Evans, Walker

Title   Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: Three Tenant Families

Binding   Trade Paperback

Book Condition   Very Good

Edition   1st Printing

Publisher    Houghton Mifflin Company 2001

ISBN Number    0618127496 / 9780618127498

Seller ID   2195171

Houghton Mifflin Company. 2001. 1st Printing. xi, [5], 416 pp. Black & white photographs precede text. 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. KEYWORDS: LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS MEN JAMES AGEE WALKER EVANS INCLUDES SEVERAL BLACK & WHITE PHOTOS SHATTERING DEPRESSION DOCUMENTARY Condition Notes: First printing thus. Ink underlining on four pages only, otherwise excellent.

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