Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (Penguin Modern Classics)

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (Penguin Modern Classics)

By: James Agee (author), Walker Evans (author), Blake Morrison (contributor)Paperback

Only 2 in stock

£10.49 RRP £14.99  You save £4.50 (30%) & FREE Saver Delivery on orders over £25

Description

In the summer of 1936, Agee and Evans set out on assignment for "Fortune" magazine to explore the daily lives of sharecroppers in the South. Their journey would prove an extraordinary collaboration and a watershed literary event when in 1941. "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men" was first published to enormous critical acclaim. This unsparring record of place, of the people who shaped the land, and of the rhythm of their lives today stands as one of the most influential books of the twentieth century.

Create a review

About Author

JAMES AGEE (1909-1955), a poet, screenwriter, and journalist, won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel A Death in the Family. His other books include a volume of poems, Permit me Voyage, the novel The Morning Watch, and several collections of correspondence, reviews and film scripts. 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. Blake Morrison was born in Skipton, Yorkshire, in 1950.His non-fiction books include And When Did You Last See Your Father? (1993), As If (1997), Too True (1998), Things My Mother Never Told Me (2002). His first novel, The Justification of Johann Gutenberg was published in 2000. Blake Morrison lives in London.

Product Details

  • publication date: 06/04/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780141188492
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 512
  • ID: 9780141188492
  • weight: 371
  • ISBN10: 0141188499

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly

Close