Week Ten Reflections

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It is the ‘final’ push on the Book at the moment – Vicky is hoping to get the file updated this weekend. I am still awaiting some critical information – the book cover material, and the ISBN number from Cambodia. I need to chase (again). Stepping back, in editing some of the last sections, I am reminded of people we …

Let Us Now Praise Words

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During the Depression, Fortune sent writer James Agee and photographer Walker Evans document the lives of cotton sharecroppers in Alabama. It was meant to be part of a series Life and Circumstances. Agee was a poet, and he described himself as ‘more a communist than not‘. Evans was on loan to Fortune from the Farm Security Administration (FSA). Fortune never …