And Their Children After Them : The Legacy of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
Dale MaharidgeISBN: 1583226575;
Book Description "A stunning sequel to the James Ageea??Walker Evans' classic, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men . It is at times astonishing, at all times deeply moving."-Studs Terkel "A book that reaches into this country's heart of darkness. . . . A tragically human story more telling than a thousand polls. The photographs by Mr. Williamson are eloquent."-Herbert Mitgang, New York Times "Mr. Williamson's photos are spellbinding and should become instant classics."-John Elvin, Washington Times In this paperback reissue, an author/photographer team returns to the land and families captured in James Agee and Walker Evans's inimitable masterwork Let Us Now Praise Famous Men , extending the project ofconscience and chronicling the traumatic decline of King Cotton. In 1936, during a brief window of national attention to the topic, Fortune magazine commissioned from Agee and Evans a story on poverty among tenant farmers in...
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