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Let us now praise famous men : three tenant families

Let us now praise famous men : three tenant families

Author: James Agee; Walker Evans
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Mariner books edView all editions and formats
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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: James Agee; James Agee
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Agee; Walker Evans
ISBN: 0395957710 9780395957714 0618127496 9780618127498 0395489016 9780395489017 0395488974 9780395488973
OCLC Number: 47737298
Notes: "A Mariner book."
"Featuring striking photographs newly reproduced from archival negatives"--Cover.
Description: xi, 416 pages, 61 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: All Over Alabama --
On the Porch: 1: July 1936 --
Late Sunday Morning --
At the Forks --
Near a Church --
pt. 1. A Country Letter --
Colon --
pt. 2. Some Findings and Comment --
Money --
Shelter --
On the Porch: 2 --
Clothing --
Education --
Work --
Intermission: Conversation in the Lobby --
pt. 3. Inductions --
Shady Grove Alabama --
Two Images --
Title Statement --
On the Porch: 3.
Other Titles: Three tenant families
Responsibility: James Agee, Walker Evans.


An illustrated portrayal of three Alabama sharecropper families in 1936, examining their everyday existence in poverty.  Read more...


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