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Carl Sandburg - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Carl Sandburg

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

Recommended links
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of Carl Sandburg, poet and Abraham Lincoln biographer, twentieth century American Literature
Carl Sandburg   (1878 - 1967)
 
Category:  American Literature
 
Born:  January 6, 1878
Galesburg, Illinois, United States
 
Died:  July 22, 1967
Flat Rock, North Carolina, United States
 
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Carl Sandburg - LIFE STORIES
 
 
2/12/1926     Lincoln and Sandburg
On this day in 1809 Abraham Lincoln was born, and on this day in 1926 Carl Sandburg's two-volume biography, Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years was published. Sandburg researched, wrote and talked about Lincoln his entire life, and he clearly felt not only a cornhusker's affinity with the man but a poet's mission with the book.
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years (One-Volume Edition)
biography
 
Lincoln: His Speeches and Writings
by Roy P. Basler, Carl Sandburg (Preface)
biography
 
Selected Poems
anthology, poetry
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Carl Sandburg: A Biography
by Milton Meltzer
biography
 
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Chicago Poems, and other works
Offers poetry from Chicago Poems, Handfuls, War Poems, The Road and the End, Fog and Fires, Shadows, and Other Days. Includes the poems "Chicago," "Fog," "The Harbor," and "Graceland."
Academy of American Poets
Find a biography, poetry, bibliography, and links. Selected poems include "Chicago," "Fog," "Honky Tonk in Cleveland, Ohio," and "I am the People, the Mob."

"...Sandburg was recognized as a member of the Chicago literary renaissance, which included Ben Hecht, Theodore Dreiser, Sherwood Anderson, and Edgar Lee Masters. He established his reputation with Chicago Poems (1916), and then Cornhuskers (1918). Soon after the publication of these volumes Sandburg wrote Smoke and Steel (1920), his first prolonged attempt to find beauty in modern industrialism. With these three volumes, Sandburg became known for his free verse poems celebrating industrial and agricultural America, American geography and landscape, and the American common people."
Carl Sandburg and the Steichens; The Wisconsin Years
Read about how Sandburg, then organizer of the Wisconsin Social-Democratic party, met his wife, Lilian Steichen, and the correspondence which brought them together.

"They talked for a while. He walked her to the trolley. She gave him her address in Princeton, and he promised to send her some samples of his writing. Six months later they were married in Milwaukee after a spirited exchange of remarkable letters."
Chronology
Offers a timeline of events in the author's life, and commentary on the poem "Home Thoughts".
Modern American Poetry
A comprehensive website featuring a biography, bibliography, analysis and commentary on "Elizabeth Umpstead" and "Planked Whitefish," selected poetry from Chicago Poems, links, and articles about Sandburg's journalism, the author's attitudes toward black Americans and racism in America, and World War I.

"Considered garrulous, sentimental, and dated by some, and powerful, original, and timeless by others, Sandburg spoke to and for the American century in which he lived and did his work. At the Carl Sandburg Memorial Ceremony on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on 17 September 1967, nearly two months after Sandburg's death at Connemara, poet Archibald MacLeish told President Lyndon B. Johnson, Chief Justice Earl Warren, and thousands of Sandburg's fellow Americans that 'with Sandburg it is the body of the work that weighs, the sum of it, a whole quite literally greater than the total of its parts. . . . Sandburg had a subject--and the subject was belief in man.'"
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