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Carl Sandburg (1878–1967)

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The son of Swedish immigrants, Sandburg was born in Galesburg, Illinois. At age 13 he left school to roam the Midwest; he remained on the road for six years, working as a day laborer. Sandburg served in the Spanish-American War and then, from 1898 to 1902, attended Lombard College in Galesburg. näytä lisää After college, he went to Milwaukee, where he worked as a journalist; he also married Lillian Steichen there in 1908. During World War I, he served as a foreign correspondent in Stockholm; after the war he returned to Chicago and continued to write about America, especially the common people. Sandburg's first poems to gain wide recognition appeared in Poetry magazine in 1914. Two years later he published his Chicago Poems (1916), and Cornhuskers appeared in 1918. Meanwhile, Sandburg set out to become an authority on Abraham Lincoln (see Vol. 3). His exhaustive biography of the president, which took many years to complete, appeared as Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years (2 vols., 1926) and Abraham Lincoln: The War Years (4 vols., 1939), which won a Pulitzer Prize. Sandburg's poetry is untraditional in form. Drawing on Whitman as well as the imagists, its rhymeless and unmetered cadences reflect Midwestern speech, and its diction ranges from strong rhetoric to easygoing slang. Although he often wrote about the uncouth, the muscular, and the primitive, there was a pity and loving kindness that was a primary motive for his poetry. At Sandburg's death, Mark Van Doren, Archibald MacLeish, and President Lyndon Johnson delivered eulogies. In his tribute, President Johnson said that "Carl Sandburg was more than the voice of America, more than the poet of its strength and genius. He was America. . . . He gave us the truest and most enduring vision of our own greatness." The N.Y. Times described Sandburg as "poet, newspaper man, historian, wandering minstrel, collector of folk songs, spinner of tales for children, [whose] place in American letters is not easily categorized. But it is a niche that he has made uniquely his own." Sandburg was the labor laureate of the United States. Sandburg received the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1951 for his Complete Poems (1950). Among his many other awards were the gold medal for history and biography (1952) from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; the Poetry Society of America's gold medal (1953) for distinguished achievement; and the Boston Arts Festival Award (1955) in recognition of "continuous meritorious contribution to the art of American poetry." In 1959 he traveled under the auspices of the Department of State to the U.S. Trade Fair in Moscow, and to Stockholm, Paris, and London. In 1960 he received a citation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as a great living American for the "significant and lasting contribution which he has made to American literature." (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
Image credit: Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)
Photograph by New York World-Telegram & Sun
staff photographer, Al. Ravenna, 1955
(Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division)


Tekijän teokset

Chicago Poems (1916) 604 kappaletta
Abe Lincoln Grows Up (1926) 598 kappaletta
Rootabaga Stories (1922) 447 kappaletta
Harvest Poems: 1910-1960 (1960) 352 kappaletta
Honey and Salt (1953) 299 kappaletta
Lincoln's Devotional (1957) 257 kappaletta
Storm Over the Land (1942) 209 kappaletta
The American Songbag (1927) 201 kappaletta
Selected Poems (2001) 193 kappaletta
Rootabaga Stories: Part One (1973) 193 kappaletta
Selected Poems (1996) 187 kappaletta
Selected Poems of Carl Sandburg (1777) 157 kappaletta
Remembrance Rock (1948) 143 kappaletta
Rootabaga Stories: Part Two (1974) 137 kappaletta
The People, Yes (1936) 132 kappaletta
Always the Young Strangers (1636) 126 kappaletta
Wind Song (1960) 120 kappaletta
More Rootabaga Stories (1923) 117 kappaletta
Prairie-Town Boy (1955) 101 kappaletta
Carl Sandburg: Selected Poems (2006) 85 kappaletta
The American Mercury Reader (1943) — Avustaja — 78 kappaletta
Cornhuskers (1918) 67 kappaletta
Abraham Lincoln (1926) 65 kappaletta
Early Moon (1930) 61 kappaletta
Mary Lincoln: Wife and Widow (1995) 58 kappaletta
Grassroots (1998) 57 kappaletta
Billy Sunday And Other Poems (1993) 55 kappaletta
The Sandburg range (1925) 51 kappaletta
Poems of the Midwest (1946) 48 kappaletta
Poetry for Kids: Carl Sandburg (2017) 40 kappaletta
The Letters of Carl Sandburg (1968) 33 kappaletta
Lincoln's Daily Devotional (2015) 31 kappaletta
Arithmetic (1993) 30 kappaletta
Breathing Tokens (1978) — Tekijä — 27 kappaletta
Never Kick a Slipper at the Moon (2008) 20 kappaletta
Steichen the photographer (1929) 20 kappaletta
Poems for the People (1999) 19 kappaletta
Rootabaga Pigeons (1923) 18 kappaletta
Smoke and Steel (1920) 16 kappaletta
Good Morning, America (1928) 15 kappaletta
A Lincoln preface (1953) 13 kappaletta
The Fiery Trial (1959) 13 kappaletta
Home Front Memo (1943) 13 kappaletta
Ever the Winds of Chance (1983) 12 kappaletta
Fables, Foibles, and Foobles (1988) 10 kappaletta
Slabs of the Sunburnt West (1922) 8 kappaletta
Rootabaga Country (1929) 7 kappaletta
Historias del país de Rutabaga (1922) 6 kappaletta
Potato Face (1930) 5 kappaletta
Carl Sandburg 4 kappaletta
RUNOJA 4 kappaletta
Abraham Lincoln 4 kappaletta
Sandburg Out Loud (2006) 4 kappaletta
The War Years 2 kappaletta
Dikter i urval 2 kappaletta
Poemas de Chicago (2003) 2 kappaletta
Abraham Lincoln 2 kappaletta
“Chicago” 2 kappaletta
Bronze Wood 2 kappaletta
Lincoln 1 kappale
"Linkol'n". 1 kappale
Carl Sandberg 1 kappale
Lincoln, vol. 1 1 kappale
A. Lincoln 1 kappale
Lincoln, vol. 2 1 kappale
Theme In Yellow 1 kappale
Fog 1 kappale
Small Homes 1 kappale
Early Moon 1 kappale
Honey and Salt 1 kappale
Parades and Panoramas: 25 Songs Collected by Carl Sandburg (2004) — Säveltäjä — 1 kappale
Wind Song 1 kappale
Sandburg Poetry 1 kappale
Carl Sandburg 1 kappale
Abraham Lincoln: (1984) 1 kappale
Wild Song 1 kappale
Elm Buds 1 kappale
Address 1 kappale
Vida Inovieta 1 kappale
Versuri 1 kappale
Incidentals (2010) 1 kappale
Selected Poems (1926) 1 kappale
Lincoln 1 kappale
The Fog 1 kappale
Abraham Lincoln 1 kappale
Clocks 1 kappale

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Merkitty avainsanalla


Virallinen nimi
Sandburg, Carl August
Muut nimet
SANDBURG, Carl August
Remembrance Rock, Galesburg, Illinois, USA
Galesburg, Illinois, USA
Flat Rock, North Carolina, USA
natural causes
Galesburg, Illinois, USA
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Flat Rock, North Carolina, USA
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Harbert, Michigan, USA
Evanston, Illinois, USA (näytä kaikki 8)
Elmhurst, Illinois, USA
Connemara, Flat Rock, North Carolina, USA
Lombard College
columnist (näytä kaikki 22)
milk-delivery boy
barber shop porter
truck operator
house painter
farm laborer
hotel servant
children's author
movie reviewer
editorial writer
folk singer
Steichen, Edward (zwager)
Sandburg, Helga (dochter)
Steichen, Paula (kleindochter)
American Academy of Arts and Letters ( [1933])
US Army (6th Illinois Infantry ∙ Spanish American War)
Social Democratic Party
Cliff Dwellers
Chicago Daily News
Chicago Times Syndicate (näytä kaikki 7)
Chicago Daily Times
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Presidential Medal of Freedom (1964)
Chicago Literary Hall of Fame (2011)
Levinson Prize
Friend of American Writers award
Phi Beta Kappa
Theodore Roosevelt distinguished service medal (näytä kaikki 20)
American Academy of Arts and Letters gold medal for history
Poetry Society of America gold medal
Taminent Institution award
Commander Order of the North Star, Sweden
New York Civil War Round Table silver medal
University of Louisville award of merit
Albert Einstein award, Yeshiva College
Roanoke-Chowan Poetry Cup
International Poet's Award
Ph.D., Uppsala University, 1948
LL.D., Rollins College, 1941
LL.D., Augustana College, 1948
LL.D., University of Illinois, 1953
United States Postal Service stamp




This book ended up being a conundrum for me. At times I really liked it, at times it drug on and at other times I did not care for it. This large volume is a condensation of a six volume set, which cannot be an esay task and I'm sure it suffered in some details as all condensations must. At times this resulted in certain details just being recited as bullet points on a list which did nothing for me. The language at times does tend to get flowery as you would expect from a poet, but did not juxtapose well with the horrific civil war subject matter, I felt. I was appalled at some of the re-enactments of slaves speaking in Brer Rabbit/Uncle Remus style dialects. I also did not appreciate the obvious bias favoring Lincoln, as if we must view every word and action of his in a positive light. Lincoln was a superb leader and a genius; but he was also human and not infallible and not without flaws. Likewise, I did not like the negative bias given to those who opposed Lincoln in any way. I, for one, don't think those who advocated for peace or for total and immediate abolition of slavery should have been cast in a negative light. Some of those portrayals really bothered me, such as with Sumner.

But at the end of the day, this is truly a great and historic work. It is in particular a collection of seemingly endless anecdotes of Lincoln, and ultimately I ended up truly feeling that I got a flavor for Lincoln, the person, through these anectodes he was nearly constantly telling. He had one for every occasion, it seems. Though it was relatively brief in this volume, I most enjoyed the portions covering The Prairie Years of Lincoln. I think I should have enjoyed the volumes devoted to just that subject quite a bit better than this condensation of Prairie Years and War Years. Of course, the War Years were just too depressing but there is much history here with list after list of battles and casualties and who won what, as well as strategy and military personnel turnovers.

The end of the book covers Lincoln's assasination in detail.
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shirfire218 | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 17, 2024 |
Carl Sandburg
American Poet
1878 - 1967
Well-Educated Mind Poetry
American poet Carl Sandburg had a fascinating life. Born in Illinois, in 1878, to immigrant parents, he dropped out of school at age thirteen to work and support his family. At nineteen, he took a train west and worked as a laborer. Then he enlisted in the U.S. Army as a private in the Spanish-American War. After the war, he attended college, though he did not graduate. Nonetheless, he was already writing poetry and even publishing some of his works.

Next, he worked as a traveling salesman and then a party organizer for the Social Democrats. And finally, he performed a variety of jobs in the newspaper industry as a journalist, reporter, war correspondent, movie critic, and columnist.

But it was his wife, Lilian Steichen, who encouraged him to write more poetry -- and seriously. In his lifetime, he had produced over 1600 poems, writing in free verse about social ills, the human spirit, cultures, adventures, the American nation, heroes, corruption, obstacles, nature, and obviously much more.

In 1964, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Lyndon Johnson. And, of course, he was given awards and prizes for his poetry, as well. But he won a Pulitzer Prize for his historical biography of Abraham Lincoln, which I am interested in reading, if I make time for it, particularly because I own it -- yay!!

Following are the suggested poems I read for The Well-Educated Mind Poetry list:

Cool Tombs
Elizabeth Umpstead
I am the People, the Mob
Nocturne in a Desert Brickyard
The People, Yes
Planked Whitefish
Smoke and Steel

Some of these I found clever and intriguing, but I was not as inspired or moved like I was with Robert Frost or Paul Laurence Dunbar. The poems by Sandburg were more political or socialist in thought or difficult topics in general, not warm and fuzzy or pleasant. Many of the aforementioned poems were odd and left me speechless in a empty way. I did not have anything to say about them on GoodReads. I read them and said, "Ooookaaay." Then I moved on.

But I understand he wrote directly from his personal experiences and observations, and these were things that needed to be said in his time. So, he spoke them in prose.

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GRLopez | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 19, 2024 |
this was such a pleasure to read. Some may quibble that it has "apochrophyl" stories, but even those tell something about the character explored and thier impact on their surroundings and they are identified as such.
It was a joy to read
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cspiwak | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 6, 2024 |
1954 Copyright Library of Congress 54-9720
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nerdzel | Mar 2, 2024 |



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