James Agee and Walker Evans' "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men"

James Agee and Walker Evans' "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men"

Author: 
James Agee
Walker Evans

James Agee and Walker Evans experience life as Southern cotton tenant farmers.

Book Excerpt: 
". . .We found no one family through which the whole of tenantry in that country could be justly represented, but decided that through three we had come to know, our job might be qualified adequacy be done. With the most nearly representative of the three we lived a little less than four weeks, seeing them and the others intimately and constantly. At the end of August, long before we were willing to, we returned into the north and got our work ready . . ."
Year of Publication: 
Wed, 1941-01-01
Book Publisher: 
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt