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Carl Sandburg (1878–1967)

Autor(a) de Poetry for Young People: Carl Sandburg

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About the Author

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. mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
Image credit: Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)
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Obras por Carl Sandburg

Chicago Poems (1916) 608 exemplares
Abe Lincoln Grows Up (1926) 606 exemplares
Rootabaga Stories (1922) 447 exemplares
Harvest Poems: 1910-1960 (1960) 352 exemplares
Honey and Salt (1953) 301 exemplares
Lincoln's Devotional (1957) 257 exemplares
Storm Over the Land (1942) 214 exemplares
The American Songbag (1927) 202 exemplares
Selected Poems (2001) 192 exemplares
Rootabaga Stories: Part One (1973) 192 exemplares
Selected Poems (1996) 188 exemplares
Selected Poems of Carl Sandburg (1777) 157 exemplares
Remembrance Rock (1948) 143 exemplares
Rootabaga Stories: Part Two (1974) 137 exemplares
The People, Yes (1936) 132 exemplares
Always the Young Strangers (1636) 126 exemplares
Wind Song (1960) 120 exemplares
More Rootabaga Stories (1923) 116 exemplares
Prairie-Town Boy (1955) 102 exemplares
Carl Sandburg: Selected Poems (2006) 85 exemplares
The American Mercury Reader (1943) — Contribuidor — 78 exemplares
Cornhuskers (1918) 68 exemplares
Abraham Lincoln (1926) 65 exemplares
Early Moon (1930) 61 exemplares
Mary Lincoln: Wife and Widow (1995) 58 exemplares
Grassroots (1998) 57 exemplares
Billy Sunday And Other Poems (1993) 55 exemplares
The Sandburg range (1925) 52 exemplares
Poems of the Midwest (1946) 48 exemplares
Poetry for Kids: Carl Sandburg (2017) 40 exemplares
The Letters of Carl Sandburg (1968) 33 exemplares
Lincoln's Daily Devotional (2015) 31 exemplares
Arithmetic (1993) 30 exemplares
Breathing Tokens (1978) — Autor — 27 exemplares
Never Kick a Slipper at the Moon (2008) 21 exemplares
Steichen the photographer (1929) 20 exemplares
Poems for the People (1999) 19 exemplares
Rootabaga Pigeons (1923) 18 exemplares
Smoke and Steel (1920) 16 exemplares
Good Morning, America (1928) 15 exemplares
The Fiery Trial (1959) 14 exemplares
A Lincoln preface (1953) 13 exemplares
Home Front Memo (1943) 13 exemplares
Ever the Winds of Chance (1983) 12 exemplares
Fables, Foibles, and Foobles (1988) 10 exemplares
Slabs of the Sunburnt West (1922) 8 exemplares
Rootabaga Country (1929) 7 exemplares
Historias del país de Rutabaga (1922) 6 exemplares
Potato Face (1930) 5 exemplares
Carl Sandburg 4 exemplares
Abraham Lincoln 4 exemplares
Runoja 4 exemplares
Sandburg Out Loud (2006) 4 exemplares
Bronze Wood 2 exemplares
Dikter i urval 2 exemplares
Abraham Lincoln 2 exemplares
Poemas de Chicago (2003) 2 exemplares
The War Years 2 exemplares
“Chicago” 2 exemplares
Lincoln, vol. 2 1 exemplar
Lincoln, vol. 1 1 exemplar
A. Lincoln 1 exemplar
Honey and Salt 1 exemplar
Early Moon 1 exemplar
Wind Song 1 exemplar
Fog 1 exemplar
Lincoln 1 exemplar
Carl Sandberg 1 exemplar
"Linkol'n". 1 exemplar
Small Homes 1 exemplar
Theme In Yellow 1 exemplar
Carl Sandburg 1 exemplar
Antologia poetica 1 exemplar
Sandburg Poetry 1 exemplar
ABRAHAM LINCOLN Easton Press (1984) 1 exemplar
Abraham Lincoln: (1984) 1 exemplar
Cool Tombs [poem] 1 exemplar
Wild Song 1 exemplar
Elm Buds 1 exemplar
Address 1 exemplar
Válogatott versek 1 exemplar
Vida Inovieta 1 exemplar
Versuri 1 exemplar
Incidentals (2010) 1 exemplar
Selected Poems (1926) 1 exemplar
Lincoln 1 exemplar
The Fog 1 exemplar
Abraham Lincoln 1 exemplar
Clocks 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Eric Carle's Animals Animals (1989) — Contribuidor — 2,217 exemplares
One Hundred and One Famous Poems (1916) — Contribuidor, algumas edições1,958 exemplares
The Family of Man (1955) — Prefácio; Prologue — 1,507 exemplares
Winter Poems (1994) — Contribuidor — 1,200 exemplares
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuidor, algumas edições929 exemplares
A Treasury of American Folklore (1944) — Prefácio, algumas edições765 exemplares
The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis (2001) — Contribuidor — 552 exemplares
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Contribuidor, algumas edições446 exemplares
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (1992) — Contribuidor — 393 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales (1993) — Contribuidor — 370 exemplares
Baseball: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Contribuidor — 337 exemplares
Only in America (1958) — Prefácio, algumas edições232 exemplares
The New Junior Classics Volume 02: Stories of Wonder and Magic (1912) — Contribuidor — 205 exemplares
A Treasury of Poetry for Young People (2008) — Contribuidor — 202 exemplares
The New Junior Classics Volume 08: Stories From History (1938) — Contribuidor — 199 exemplares
Literary history of the United States (1946) — Contribuidor — 190 exemplares
This Is My Best (1942) — Contribuidor — 188 exemplares
The Young Folks Shelf of Books, Volume 02: Once Upon a Time (1957) — Contribuidor — 179 exemplares
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Contribuidor — 163 exemplares
Best Remembered Poems (1992) — Contribuidor — 159 exemplares
Abraham Lincoln: His Speeches and Writings (1946) — Prefácio — 156 exemplares
America's Historylands: Touring Our Landmarks of Liberty (1962) — Contribuidor — 152 exemplares
A Comprehensive Anthology of American Poetry (1929) — Contribuidor — 129 exemplares
American Indian Poetry (1918) — Tradutor — 123 exemplares
Poems of Early Childhood (Childcraft) (1923) — Contribuidor — 121 exemplares
The Standard Book of British and American Verse (1932) — Contribuidor — 116 exemplares
The Imagist Poem (1963) — Contribuidor, algumas edições101 exemplares
Best Loved Books for Young Readers 04 (1831) — Autor — 100 exemplares
Twentieth-Century American Poetry (1777) — Contribuidor — 98 exemplares
Poems to See By: A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry (2020) — Contribuidor — 94 exemplares
Great Stories for Young Readers (1969) — Contribuidor — 91 exemplares
Storytelling and Other Poems (1949) — Contribuidor — 91 exemplares
Abe Lincoln in Illinois: A Play in Twelve Scenes (1939) — Prefácio, algumas edições78 exemplares
Sky Magic: Poems (2009) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
Prose and Poetry for Appreciation (1934) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
A Quarto of Modern Literature (1935) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
Herds of Thunder, Manes of Gold (1989) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
Summer: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2005) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
An American Omnibus (1933) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
60 Years of American Poetry (1996) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
Pulitzer Prize Reader (1961) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
The Best of Both Worlds: An Anthology of Stories for All Ages (1968) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
We, Robots (2010) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
American Poetry, 1922 A Miscellany (2007) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
The Analog Sea Review: Number Two (2019) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
They Knew Lincoln (1942) — Introdução, algumas edições17 exemplares
Law in Action: An Anthology of the Law in Literature (1947) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Graphic Classics: Canine/Feline Classics (2014) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Treasure Gold (1964) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Spring World, Awake: Stories, Poems, and Essays (1970) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Reading in English for Students of English as a Second Language (1961) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Writing Books for Boys and Girls (1952) — Contribuidor, algumas edições5 exemplares
The Gunniwolf and Other Merry Tales (1936) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 3, November 1976 (1976) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 4, December 1973 — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
American poets, an anthology of contemporary verse — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Let Us Be Men (1969) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 6, February 1976 — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The World's Best Stories for Boys and Girls: Second Series (1930) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Sandburg, Carl August
Outros nomes
SANDBURG, Carl August
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
Remembrance Rock, Galesburg, Illinois, USA
Local de nascimento
Galesburg, Illinois, USA
Local de falecimento
Flat Rock, North Carolina, USA
Causa da morte
natural causes
Locais de residência
Galesburg, Illinois, USA
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Flat Rock, North Carolina, USA
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Harbert, Michigan, USA
Evanston, Illinois, USA (mostrar todos 8)
Elmhurst, Illinois, USA
Connemara, Flat Rock, North Carolina, USA
Lombard College
columnist (mostrar todos 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 (mostrar todos 7)
Chicago Daily Times
Prémios e menções honrosas
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 (mostrar todos 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



Childrens Book: character's name is "Give me the Ax" em Name that Book (Dezembro 2018)


Drawn from the early chapters of Carl Sandburg's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, "Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years", this is the story of Abraham Lincoln's childhood. Growing up poor on the family farm, Abe did chores, helped his father cut down trees, and expertly skinned animals and cured hides. As a young man, he became an avid reader. When he witnessed a slave auction while on a flatboat trip down the Mississippi, he was forever changed--and so was the future of America. This is the remarkable story of Lincoln's youth, early America, and the pioneer life that shaped one of our country's greatest presidents.… (mais)
PlumfieldCH | May 9, 2024 |
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 outras críticas | 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 outras críticas | 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
cspiwak | 2 outras críticas | Mar 6, 2024 |



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