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Let us now praise famous men

Discusses the rural conditions of Alabama in the first half fo the 19th century by following the lives of three tenant families.

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  • "Discusses the rural conditions of Alabama in the first half fo the 19th century by following the lives of three tenant families."@en
  • "Discusses the rural conditions of Alabama in the first half fo the 19th century by following the lives of three tenant families."
  • "Through photographs and thoughtful text, this volume looks at the Depression and some of the families it affected."
  • "''This volume is designed in two intentions: as the beginning of a larger piece of work; and to stand of itself, independent of any such further work as may be done. The title of the work as a whole, this volume included, is 'Three tenant families.'''-Pref."
  • "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."@en
  • "An illustrated portrayal of three Alabama sharecropper families in 1936 examines their everyday existence in poverty."@en
  • "In the summer of 1936, the authors set out on assignment for 'Fortune' magazine to explore the daily lives of sharecroppers in the South. This is a record of place, of the people who shaped the land, and of the rhythm of their lives. Originally published."@en
  • "" ... The classic work based on a 1936 journalistic assignment ... The book is an account of the actual daily lives of three families of tenant farmers, (more popularly known as 'sharecroppers'), which are more or less representative of their class in the year 1936." ... from Public library Catalog."@en
  • "Words and photographs describe the daily lives of typical sharecropper families in the American South."
  • "Words and photographs describe the daily lives of typical sharecropper families in the American South."@en
  • ""...The classic work based on a 1936 journalistic assignment.... The book is an account of the actual daily lives of three families of tenant farmers, (more popularly known as 'sharecroppers'), which are more or less representative of their class in the year 1936."...from Public library Catalog."@en
  • "The American classic, in words and photographs, of three tenant families in the deep South. Published nearly sixty years ago, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men stands as an undisputed American masterpiece, taking its place alongside works by Henry David Thoreau, Herman Melville, and Walt Whitman. In a stunning blend of prose and images, this classic offers at once an unforgettable portrait of three tenant families in the Deep South and a larger meditation on human dignity and the American soul. 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. There they lived with three different families for a month; the result of their stay was an extraordinary collaboration, an unsparing record of place, of the people who shaped the land, and of the rhythm of their lives. Upon its first book publication in 1941, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men was called intensely moving, unrelentingly honest. It described a mode of life -- and rural poverty -- that was unthinkably remote and tragic to most Americans, and yet for Agee and Evans, only extreme realism could serve to make the world fully aware of such circumstances. Today it stands as a poetic tract for its time, a haunting search for the human and religious meaning in the lives of true Southern heroes: in their waking, sleeping, eating; their work; their houses and children; and their endurance. With an elegant design and a sixty-four-page photographic prologue of Evans's stunning images, reproduced from archival negatives, the new edition introduces the legendary author and photographer to a new generation. Both an invaluable part of the American heritage and a graceful tribute to the vibrant souls whose stories live in these pages, this book has profoundly changed our culture and our consciousness -- and will continue to inspire for generations to come."

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