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Walker Evans "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (text by James Agee) [photographs]" (1941)

“Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (text by James Agee) ” In the depths of the Great Depression of the 1930s, photojournalist Walker Evans and reporter James Agee spent many months chronicling the lives of three impoverished families in rural Alabama. 92 more words


Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (Agee and Walker, 1941)

This week I have chosen to write a creative piece in the style of James Agee and Walker Evans: 493 more words

read a book: agee and walker's "rediscovered masterpiece"

During these turbulent political times where the country feels more divided than ever, we should still take the time to put away our devices, crack open a book, and see what the history of our country can teach us. 194 more words


Sharecropping: The Hidden History

And Their Children After Them: The Legacy of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men – James, Agee, Walker Evans and the Rise and Fall of Cotton in the South… 445 more words

Hidden History

Stevieslaw: James Agee Guest post

From today’s Writer’s Almanac on the occasion of James Agee’s birthday–   In an article that later became, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men*” Agee wrote: “A human being whose life is nurtured in an advantage which has accrued from the disadvantage of other human beings, and who prefers that this should remain as it is, is a human being by definition only, having much more in common with the bedbug, the tapeworm, the cancer, and the scavengers of the deep sea.”

• With photos by Walker Evans

November 27: Happy Birthday Kathryn Bigelow and Jimi Hendrix

Kathryn Bigelow celebrates her 65th today.  After studying painting as an undergraduate, she went to film school at Columbia.  Her first feature (co-directed with Monty Montgomery) was an indie biker film called… 1,253 more words

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US of Books~ A Death in the Family by James Agee~Tennessee

A Death in the Family by James Agee

Synopsis from goodreads

Published in 1957, two years after its author’s death at the age of forty-five, A Death in the Family remains a near-perfect work of art, an autobiographical novel that contains one of the most evocative depictions of loss and grief ever written. 150 more words

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