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Cotton Tenants Three Families

A re-discovered masterpiece of reporting by a literary icon and a celebrated photographer.In the summer of 1936, James Agee set out with photographer Walker Evans on assignment for Fortune magazine. Their mission was to explore the plight of sharecroppers during the height of the Great Depression. The journey fostered an extraordinary collaboration and a watershed literary event when the resulting report was turned into a book, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, published in 1941. Critics and biographers have assumed that Fortune editors killed the original article, and for years the essay was presumed lost to history. But in 2010 a manuscript of the original Fortune dispatch was discovered among papers removed from Agee's apartment during the 1950s. And, despite the legend that had developed around the article, scholars found a masterful 30,000-word report, a refinement of the multi-part investigations that Agee had...

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  • "On assignment for "Fortune" magazine in 1936, Agee and Evans provide an unsparing record of three families surviving under the harsh conditions of Depression-era poverty in 1936 rural Alabama."
  • "A re-discovered masterpiece of reporting by a literary icon and a celebrated photographer.In the summer of 1936, James Agee set out with photographer Walker Evans on assignment for Fortune magazine. Their mission was to explore the plight of sharecroppers during the height of the Great Depression. The journey fostered an extraordinary collaboration and a watershed literary event when the resulting report was turned into a book, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, published in 1941. Critics and biographers have assumed that Fortune editors killed the original article, and for years the essay was presumed lost to history. But in 2010 a manuscript of the original Fortune dispatch was discovered among papers removed from Agee's apartment during the 1950s. And, despite the legend that had developed around the article, scholars found a masterful 30,000-word report, a refinement of the multi-part investigations that Agee had..."@en
  • "On assignment for "Fortune" magazine in 1936, Agee and Evans set out to explore the plight of sharecroppers during the Great Depression. Published for the first time, Agee's original dispatch (accompanied by 25 of Evans' historic photographs) is an unsparing record of three families at a desperate time."@en
  • "On assignment for "Fortune" magazine in 1936, Agee and Evans set out to explore the plight of sharecroppers during the Great Depression. Published for the first time, Agee's original dispatch (accompanied by 25 of Evans' historic photographs) is an unsparing record of three families at a desperate time."

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  • "Cotton Tenants Three Families"@en
  • "Cotton tenants three families"@en
  • "Cotton tenants : three families"
  • "Cotton tenants : three families"@en
  • "Une saison de coton : trois familles de métayers"
  • "Une saison de coton trois familles de métayers"