Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee audiobook

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: Three Tenant Families

By James Agee
Photographs by Walker Evans
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A landmark work ofAmerican photojournalism “renowned for its fusion of social conscience andartistic radicality” (New York Times) In the summer of 1936, James Agee and Walker Evans set outon assignment for Fortune magazine to explore the daily lives ofsharecroppers in the South. Their journey would prove an extraordinarycollaboration and a watershed literary event when Let Us NowPraise Famous Men was first published in 1941 to enormous critical acclaim. Thisunsparing record of place, of the people who shaped the land, and the rhythm oftheir lives is intensely moving and unrelentingly honest, and today—recognizedby the New York Public Library as one of the most influential books of thetwentieth century—it stands as a poetic tract of its time. With a sixty-four-page photographic prologue featuring archivalreproductions of Evans’ classic images, this book offers readers a window intoa remarkable slice of American history.

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A landmark work ofAmerican photojournalism “renowned for its fusion of social conscience andartistic radicality” (New York Times)

In the summer of 1936, James Agee and Walker Evans set outon assignment for Fortune magazine to explore the daily lives ofsharecroppers in the South. Their journey would prove an extraordinarycollaboration and a watershed literary event when Let Us NowPraise Famous Men was first published in 1941 to enormous critical acclaim. Thisunsparing record of place, of the people who shaped the land, and the rhythm oftheir lives is intensely moving and unrelentingly honest, and today—recognizedby the New York Public Library as one of the most influential books of thetwentieth century—it stands as a poetic tract of its time.

With a sixty-four-page photographic prologue featuring archivalreproductions of Evans’ classic images, this book offers readers a window intoa remarkable slice of American history.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Renowned for its fusion of social conscience and artistic radicality and for the way Evans’ spare, tautly composed images and Agee’s more extravagant prose complement and enhance each other.” New York Times 
“A work of art.” Guardian (London)
“Time has done nothing to decrease this book’s power.” Library Journal
“[The] most realistic and most important moral effort of our American generation.” Lionel Trilling, American literary critic, author, and teacher
“A unique and enduring mashup of reporting, confession, and oracular prose that sometimes takes your breath away…Profound, illuminating, and unforgettable.” Daily Beast

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Author Bio: James Agee

Author Bio: James Agee

James Agee (1909–1955) was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. He worked as a reporter and critic for Fortune, Time, the Nation, and other magazines and wrote for film and television. His books include the volume of poems Permit Me Voyage; two novels, The Morning Watch and A Death in the Family; the nonfiction work Let Us Now Praise Famous Men; and several collections of correspondence, reviews, and film scripts. A Death in the Family, his best known work, was published posthumously and won the 1958 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 15.23
Audience: Adult
Language: English