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  Carl Sandburg Biography
Author-poet Carl Sandburg was born in the three-room cottage at 313 East Third Street in Galesburg on January 6, 1878.
Carl August Sandburg was born the son of Swedish immigrants August and Clara Anderson Sandburg.
The elder Sandburg, a flsmith's helper for the nearby Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, purchased the cottage in 1873.
www.carl-sandburg.com /biography.htm   (782 words)

  
 Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg was born in Galesburg, Illinois, as the son of poor Swedish immigrant parents.
Sandburg was too old to serve in the army during World War I, but he went abroad to serve as a foreign correspondent.
Sandburg's life of Lincoln was published in six volumes (1926-1939) and although historians have criticized its mistakes, it has won admiration of most critics and was praised for its style and readability.
www.kirjasto.sci.fi /sandburg.htm   (1252 words)

  
  Carl Sandburg Biography
Author-poet Carl Sandburg was born in the three-room cottage at 313 East Third Street in Galesburg on January 6, 1878.
Carl August Sandburg was born the son of Swedish immigrants August and Clara Anderson Sandburg.
The elder Sandburg, a flsmith's helper for the nearby Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, purchased the cottage in 1873.
carl-sandburg.com /biography.htm   (782 words)

  
 Carl Sandburg - MSN Encarta
Carl Sandburg, (1878-1967), American poet and biographer, known for his unrhymed free verse which uses precise and vivid images to portray the energy and brutality of American urban industrial life.
Sandburg was born and raised in Galesburg, Illinois.
Sandburg's prose masterpiece is the monumental biography Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years (two volumes, 1926) and Abraham Lincoln: The War Years (four volumes, 1939), the latter of which earned him the 1940 Pulitzer Prize in history.
ca.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761575961/Sandburg_Carl.html   (702 words)

  
 Carl Sandburg Collection at Bartleby.com
Galesburg, Ill. In 1902 he went to work as a newspaperman in Milwaukee.
Sandburg later moved to Chicago, where he continued his journalism career, becoming in 1917 an editorial writer for the Chicago Daily News.
Carl Sandburg celebrated his romance with America in these three early collections.
www.bartleby.com /people/Sandburg.html   (142 words)

  
 State of Illinois - Rod Blagojevich, Governor
Carl Sandburg (January 6, 1878--July 22, 1967), poet, essayist, biographer, and folk musician, was born Carl August Sandburg in Galesburg, Illinois, the son of August Sandburg, a railroad flsmith's helper, and Clara Mathilda Anderson.
Sandburg then set out from Galesburg as a migratory laborer, shuffling from job to job in Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and Colorado, traveling often by train as was the case with so many other American “hoboes.” During this time, Sandburg took on the sort of work his poems would later detail in rugged, realistic terms.
Sandburg dallied, argued, and professed poetry with some of the key figures of the day, those who were serious about the notion of a new twentieth-century American poetry standing in stark contrast to the genteel poetry of the previous century.
poetlaureate.il.gov /sandburg.cfm   (862 words)

  
 Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More - Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg was born in Galesburg, Illinois, on January 6, 1878.
The Sandburgs were very poor; Carl left school at the age of thirteen to work odd jobs, from laying bricks to dishwashing, to help support his family.
Sandburg worked his way through school, where he attracted the attention of Professor Philip Green Wright, who not only encouraged Sandburg's writing, but paid for the publication of his first volume of poetry, a pamphlet called Reckless Ecstasy (1904).
www.poets.org /poet.php/prmPID/28   (641 words)

  
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When Carl Sandburg first came to the mountains of Western North Carolina in 1945 and stood on the porch of the main house at Connemara (112k), he knew that the place truly suited him.
Sandburg had discovered the Western North Carolina mountain area for the family and had become enchanted by the beautiful environment and gentle climate.
Carl Sandburg, one of America's most beloved poets, was born in 1878 in Galesburg, Illinois.
lycos.cs.cmu.edu /info/carl-sandburg.html   (522 words)

  
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Carl Sandburg's reputation as the adulatory biographer of Lincoln and as a folksy, sliver-haired singer of ballads and reciter of poems has obscured the radically innovative and oppositional character of his earlier poetic work.
Set in the context of Sandburg's socialist politics of the teens rather than the moderate populism of his later career, the early poems emerge as protests against established literary practice.
The letters between Barrett and Sandburg deal mainly with their interest in Abraham Lincoln and the books and projects Sandburg was working on, but as they range from 1925 to 1949, there is other subject matter as well: personal, legal, literary and historical.
lycos.cs.cmu.edu /info/carl-sandburg--poems.html   (522 words)

  
 Carl Sandburg
Sandburg, Carl (6 Jan. 1878-22 July 1967), poet, writer, and folk musician, was born Carl August Sandburg in Galesburg, Illinois, the son of August Sandburg, a railroad flsmith's helper, and Clara Mathilda Anderson.
Sandburg was also a devoted and tender family man. Before World War I he had begun inventing zany, sometimes poignant American fairy tales for his children.
Sandburg was awarded the American Academy of Arts and Letters gold medal in biography and history in 1952, one of numerous honors and awards, and settled down to finish writing his memoirs at "Connemara," the beautiful 245-acre farm in Flat Rock, North Carolina, that he had purchased in 1945.
www.literacyrules.com /WebDesign/110webs/leonel/leonel.htm   (2676 words)

  
 Carl Sandburg's Biography
Carl Sandburg, born Carl August Sandburg, was born in Galesburg, Illinois in 1878.
The Sandburgs were hardworking middle class people who had to provide for Carl and his six siblings.
Carl Sandburg only attended public school until the age of 14, when he left the eighth grade and began to do small jobs around town.
www.umich.edu /~eng217/student_projects/bigshoulders/bio.html   (531 words)

  
 Carl Sandburg
Sandburg's parents were Swedish immigrants and at the age of thirteen left school and found work as a labourer.
Sandburg held left-wing political opinions and was district organizer of the Socialist Party and in 1910 became secretary to the socialist mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Carl Sandburg had not struck yet the note he was soon to strike in Chicago Poems.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /Jsandburg.htm   (301 words)

  
 Carl Sandburg Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Sandburg was born in Galesburg, Illinois, on January 6, 1878, of a poor Swedish immigrant family.
After graduation Sandburg worked as a newspaperman in Milwaukee, Wis. In 1907 and 1908 he was district organizer for the Social Democratic party in Wisconsin and served as secretary to Milwaukee's Socialist mayor (1910-1912).
Sandburg's early poetry was as close to being "subliterary" as the work of any American poet of comparable stature.
www.bookrags.com /biography/carl-sandburg   (784 words)

  
 Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site (U.S. National Park Service)
Carl Sandburg spent a lifetime exploring what it meant to be an American and asked the eternal questions, "Who am I, where am I going and where have I been?"
Carl Sandburg learned a lot about America by riding the rails.
Carl Sandburg, who won two Pulitzer prizes and entertained heads of state, presidents, and Hollywood movie stars, only formally graduated from the eighth grade.
www.nps.gov /carl   (236 words)

  
 Carl Sandburg - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Sandburg, Carl 1878-1967, American poet and biographer, b.
Sandburg's most ambitious work was his six-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln (1926-39); this monumental work exalts Lincoln as the symbol and embodiment of the American spirit.
Remarks at Carl Sandburg Community College in Galesburg, Illinois.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-Sandburg.html   (641 words)

  
 University of Delaware: CARL HAVERLIN PAPERS re CARL SANDBURG
Carl Haverlin became president of BMI in 1947, returning to BMI after serving as vice president of the Mutual Broadcasting System from 1944 to 1947.
Series VI includes a variety of material related to Carl Sandburg, including a preface for Sandburg's Complete Poems, a prologue for "The Family of Man" (photography exhibition by Edward Steichen), and a transcript of "Lincoln on Pennies," which was Sandburg's first printed piece.
Includes ANS from Sandburg to Haverlin with enclosures: a TLS to Sandburg from Steven M. Lestina and photocopies of the music which he has written to accompany the words of the poem, "Wizard Oil," written by Carl Sandburg.
www.lib.udel.edu /ud/spec/findaids/haverlin.htm   (2267 words)

  
 Carl Sandburg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Sandburg was born in Galesburg, Illinois in 1878
Sandburg won the 1951 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for Complete Poems and he won the 1939 Pulitzer Prize for history for Abraham Lincoln: The War Years, the last four volumes of a six-volume biography.
Sandburg died at his home at age 89.
www.kleinths.com /carl_sandburg   (229 words)

  
 [minstrels] Chicago -- Carl Sandburg
sandburg's poetic style is an excellent example of the vigorous american tradition of free verse, starting with whitman and moving on through ginsberg and dylan.
Sandburg's Chicago that will not deign to disguise her vices or be shamed into silence by her coarseness.
Sandburg was one of those poets who effected a clean break with traditional rhythmical forms.
www.cs.rice.edu /~ssiyer/minstrels/poems/5.html   (603 words)

  
 Carl Sandburg and Something Else of Human Nature
In his poem WILDERNESS, Carl Sandburg recognizes some of his animal ancestors, describing their characteristics and philosophies, which he inherited from the wilderness, such as the fox, the wolf, the hog, and the baboon, and he acknowledges, that these non-human ancestors exist within his own character and philosophy of life.
In his remarkable poem Wilderness, Carl Sandburg contends human nature is endowed with a resource that offers us an alternative, to that of continuing to operate according to the ways of thinking and acting, used by our human ancestors, from the dawn of recorded history.
Sandburg admits that we came from the non-human life of the earth; that there is, in our human nature, some of the mentality and attitudes of the fox, and the wolf, and the hog, and a zoo of others.
www.johnbisom.com /SomethingelseOfHumanNature.html   (4137 words)

  
 CMT.com : Carl Sandburg : Biography
By the 1920s, he was in the habit of writing down songs on scraps of paper as he toured the lecture circuit; he also collected songs from friends, labor organizers, and folklorists (such as John Lomax).
Sandburg would continue to work on multiple projects, including the last four volumes of his Lincoln biography for which he would earn a Pulitzer Prize.
Sandburg died at his family's 245 acre farm, Connemara, in Flat Rock, NC, on July 22, 1967.
www.cmt.com /artists/az/sandburg_carl/bio.jhtml   (455 words)

  
 Carl Sandburg's life
Sandburg was very worried about the troubles of the "American Worker," which means that he was concerned that not all the people working in American were getting treated properly.
Carl Sandburg was a writer who celebrated the "American Spirit." He wrote beautiful poetry about the simple things, such as life on the prairie, or the Chicago landscape, but also about more serious ones.
Through Carl Sandburg's writings, we can come to understand the way life was in the early to middle 1900s, which he helped to make a brighter place for many people.
www.eiu.edu /~amheroes/cslife.html   (449 words)

  
 Cornhuskers by Carl Sandburg, ISBN: 1419114085   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Sandburg was a poet who seemed to find personal meaning largely in the present moment, and thus, while Cornhuskers records and occasionally celebrates the agricultural year and the people who live by it, death, mortality, and the transience of all things is a continuous motif.
Sandburg was a poet of observation, and those reflected in Cornhuskers are almost continually pensive: sorrow, loneliness, unfulfilled longing, and human isolation color the Midwestern landscape.
Sandburg writes, "I speak of new cities and new people." In "Cornhuskers," he created one of the first great poetic testaments of the 20th century.
www.campusi.com /isbn_1419114085.htm   (872 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Carl Sandburg (American Literature, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Carl Sandburg 1878–1967, American poet and biographer, b.
Sandburg drew most of his inspiration from American history and was profoundly influenced by Walt Whitman.
Sandburg's most ambitious work was his six-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln (1926–39); this monumental work exalts Lincoln as the symbol and embodiment of the American spirit.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/S/Sandburg.html   (447 words)

  
 Carl Sandburg Biography and List of Works - Carl Sandburg Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Carl August Sandburg (January 6, 1878- July 22, 1967) was an American poet, historian, novelist, balladeer and folklorist.
Sandburg left college without a degree in 1902 and married Lilian Steichen, sister of the famed photographer, Edward Steichen, in 1908.
The bulk of the collection was purchased directly from Carl Sandburg and his family, with many smaller collections having been donated by his family and purchased from outside sources.
www.biblio.com /authors/630/Carl_Sandburg_Biography.html   (1093 words)

  
 Carl Sandburg Summary
American poet and biographer Carl Sandburg sketched a revealing portrait of himself in the preface to his Complete Poems (1950): "there was a puzzlement," he said, "as to whether I was a poet, a biographer, a wandering troubadour with a guitar, a midwest...
Sandburg's massive Lincoln biography was an immediate sensation, and today's bookstores are likely to carry Sandburg's v...
Carl August Sandburg(January 6, 1878 – July 22, 1967) was a Swedish-American poet, historian, novelist, balladeer and folklorist.
www.bookrags.com /Carl_Sandburg   (368 words)

  
 The Carl Sandburg Historic Site, Galesburg, Illinois   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Sandburg's poems are often full of slang and the language of ordinary Americans.
Sandburg wrote poems about Chicago-- the "stormy, husky, brawling" life of the city and the lonely peace of the prairie.
Beginning in 1903, Sandburg spent a lot of time traveling around the country to lecture to school and college audiences and to the American public at large.
www.sandburg.org /sandbio.html   (532 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Chicago Poems: Books: Carl Sandburg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
I have never studied Sandburg, but it seems to me he shares that same love of humanity and fairness that Walt Whitman was so famous for, along with the ability to craft lines as amazing as "hold the building to a turning planet".
Sandburg is one of the greatest poets the US has had, so much that he became an American icon.
Carl Sandburg was a master and one of the old time American poets who spoke simply and directly so that each of us could clearly understand.
www.amazon.ca /Chicago-Poems-Carl-Sandburg/dp/0486280578   (1314 words)

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