“Isn’t every human being both a scientist and an artist; and in writing of human experience, isn’t there a good deal to be said for recognizing that fact and for using both methods?”
– James Agee, 1909-1955, American, author, journalist, poet, screenwriter, film critic, photographer, Pulitzer Prize (photograph by Walker Evans )
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Excerpt of exceptional post on Flavorwire Blog http://flavorwire.com/456373/flavorwire-author-club-james-agee-defined-new-journalism-with-let-us-now-praise-famous-men
To be more interested in life is to produce a strange, haunting work of American literature, and that’s no small feat. Let Us Now Praise Famous Men was fighting against itself, a divided heart at war, and yet it’s still a lasting work of art; a mirror that reflects what America is to the people that work in it. It may very well change your life.