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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. visa mer 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) visa färre
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Verk av Carl Sandburg

Chicago Poems (1916) 584 exemplar
Abe Lincoln Grows Up (1926) 579 exemplar
Sagor från Rotabagga (1922) 430 exemplar
Harvest Poems: 1910-1960 (1960) 346 exemplar
Honey and Salt (1953) 294 exemplar
Lincoln's Devotional (1957) 254 exemplar
Storm Over the Land (1942) 202 exemplar
The American Songbag (1927) 196 exemplar
Rootabaga Stories: Part One (1973) 191 exemplar
Selected Poems (2001) 190 exemplar
Selected Poems (1996) 181 exemplar
Selected Poems of Carl Sandburg (1777) 157 exemplar
Remembrance Rock (1948) 139 exemplar
Rootabaga Stories: Part Two (1974) 136 exemplar
The People, Yes (1936) 132 exemplar
De unga främlingarna (1636) 124 exemplar
Abraham Lincoln (1926) 114 exemplar
More Rootabaga Stories (1923) 113 exemplar
Wind Song (1960) 112 exemplar
Prairie-Town Boy (1955) 99 exemplar
Carl Sandburg: Selected Poems (2006) 83 exemplar
The American Mercury Reader (1943) — Bidragsgivare — 76 exemplar
Cornhuskers (1918) 64 exemplar
Early Moon (1930) 59 exemplar
Mary Lincoln: Wife and Widow (1995) 56 exemplar
Billy Sunday And Other Poems (1993) 55 exemplar
Grassroots (1998) 55 exemplar
The Sandburg range (1925) 48 exemplar
Poems of the Midwest (1946) 47 exemplar
Poetry for Kids: Carl Sandburg (2017) 36 exemplar
The Letters of Carl Sandburg (1968) 32 exemplar
Arithmetic (1993) 29 exemplar
Lincoln's Daily Devotional (2015) 28 exemplar
Breathing Tokens (1978) — Författare — 28 exemplar
Steichen the photographer (1929) 19 exemplar
Rootabaga Pigeons (1923) 18 exemplar
Poems for the People (1999) 18 exemplar
Smoke and Steel (1920) 16 exemplar
Good Morning America (1928) 15 exemplar
The Fiery Trial (1959) 13 exemplar
A Lincoln preface (1953) 13 exemplar
Home Front Memo (1943) 13 exemplar
Ever the Winds of Chance (1983) 12 exemplar
Fables, Foibles, and Foobles (1988) 10 exemplar
Slabs of the Sunburnt West (1922) 8 exemplar
Rootabaga Country (1929) 7 exemplar
Potato Face (1930) 5 exemplar
Carl Sandburg 4 exemplar
Runoja 4 exemplar
Sandburg Out Loud (2006) 4 exemplar
Poemas de Chicago (2003) 2 exemplar
“Chicago” 2 exemplar
Dikter i urval 2 exemplar
Bronze Wood 2 exemplar
Carl Sandberg 1 exemplar
Honey and Salt 1 exemplar
Parades and Panoramas: 25 Songs Collected by Carl Sandburg (2004) — Kompositör — 1 exemplar
Elm Buds 1 exemplar
Early Moon 1 exemplar
Address 1 exemplar
Wild Song 1 exemplar
Selected Poems (1926) 1 exemplar
Válogatott versek 1 exemplar
Incidentals (2010) 1 exemplar
Vida Inovieta 1 exemplar
Versuri 1 exemplar
Cool Tombs [poem] 1 exemplar
Abraham Lincoln: (1984) 1 exemplar
ABRAHAM LINCOLN Easton Press (1984) 1 exemplar
Carl Sandburg 1 exemplar
Sandburg Poetry 1 exemplar
Antologia poetica 1 exemplar

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Reader's Digest Great Stories for Young Readers (1969) — Bidragsgivare — 66 exemplar
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Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Sandburg, Carl August
Andra namn
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 (visa alla 8)
Elmhurst, Illinois, USA
Connemara, Flat Rock, North Carolina, USA
Lombard College
columnist (visa alla 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 (visa alla 7)
Chicago Daily Times
Priser och utmärkelser
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 (visa alla 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
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Det är inte svårt att se var Carl Sandburgs sympatier låg i Chicago poems: hos massorna, människorna som var dag sliter sina kroppar för att i bästa fall kunna få ut några droppar lycka på kvällen, en stund med dragspel och dans eller en båtfärd om söndagen, eller som i veckor avsätter en tiondel av lönen att betala kistan för treåringen. Den typen av tydlighet är inte enbart av godo: poesi handlar ofta lika mycket om att antyda som att berätta. Detta lyckas Sandburg med endast sporadiskt; ofta liknar det mer journalistik än poesi.

Nu är arbetarna inte Sandburgs enda ämne: lika mycket handlar det om staden, en ung, arbetande, oslipad stad även den. Stolt över att vara USA:s livsmedelsupplag och järnvägsknut, en stad fylld med självförtroende och tillförsikt, men också söndriga människoliv, dimma och olikhet. Sandburg är inte lyriker, han hyllar hellre arbetets söner än mediterar över solens spel i vattnet, men även han vänder sig då och då mot Michigansjön eller förlorar sig i dimmans virvlar.

Skall poesi enbart bedömas efter skönhet är Sandburg endast en medelmåttig poet. Bedömer man även efter den innerlighet som förmedlas är han stor. Om även klarsyn inräknas kan han nå riktigt sublima höjder.
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