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Publisher Description

In 1941, James Agee and Walker Evans published Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, a four-hundred-page prose symphony about three tenant farming families in Hale County, Alabama at the height of the Great Depression. The book shattered journalistic and literary conventions. Critic Lionel Trilling called it the ìmost realistic and most important moral effort of our American generation.î 


The origins of Agee and Evan's famous collaboration date back to an assignment for Fortune magazine, which sent them to Alabama in the summer of 1936 to report a story that was never published. Some have assumed that Fortune's editors shelved the story because of the unconventional style that marked Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, and for years the original report was lost.


But fifty years after Ageeís death, a trove of his manuscripts turned out to include a typescript labeled ìCotton Tenants.î Once examined, the pages made it clear that Agee had in fact written a masterly, 30,000-word report for Fortune.

GENRE
Arts & Entertainment
RELEASED
2018
May 9
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
121
Pages
PUBLISHER
PENGUN GROUP USA, INC
SELLER
PENGUN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
12.8
MB

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