Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: Three Tenant Families

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$22.99  $21.15
Publisher
Mariner Books
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Pages
432
Dimensions
6.0 X 8.9 X 1.1 inches | 1.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780618127498

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About the Author

James Agee (1909-1955) was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. He graduated from Harvard in 1932 and was hired as a staff writer at Henry Luce's Fortune magazine. His book about Alabama tenant farmers during the Depression, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, a collaboration with the photographer Walker Evans, appeared in 1941. Agee was later renowned for his film criticism, which appeared regularly in The Nation and Time. He co-wrote the screenplays for The African Queen and The Night of the Hunter, as well as a screenplay for Charlie Chaplin, though it was never produced. Agee died of a heart attack in a New York City taxicab at forty-five. Two years later, his novel, A Death in the Family, was published and won the Pulitzer Prize.
WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) is best known for his striking Depression-era photographs. He served as an editor for both Fortune and Time and was a professor of graphic arts at Yale. His other books include American Photographs and Message from the Interior.