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1991 Hard cover NEW, Hardcover edtion as pictured. ISBN 0684192519 New in new dust jacket. NEW, Hardcover edtion as pictured. ISBN 0684192519 Sewn binding. Paper over boards. ... Audience: General/trade. NEW, Hardcover edtion as pictured. ISBN 0684192519 Read more Show Less

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Attacked though he may have been by some literary critics, Sandburg (1878-1967) captured in his rugged free verse the varied substance and rhythms of American life more fully, says Niven, than any poet of his time. He was a vagabond poet, a minstrel of democracy, a champion in verse and prose of the rights of the working class, his poems deeply felt rather than cerebral. Backed by the author's seven years of research, this major biography presents this son of immigrant Swedes in his roles as hobo, soldier, journalist, orator, socialist, biographer of Abraham Lincoln and poet. Freelance writer Niven covers his long, fruitful life, and his happy marriage to Paula Steichen, in elegant prose that captures the sweep of his development as poet and man. Her book is a fine achievement. Photos not seen by PW. (July)
Library Journal
This excellent, comprehensive biography holds the reader fascinated despite its length. Based on 14 years' research that embraced more than 50,000 letters and papers and interviews with 150 people, this portrait captures every phase from birth to death of ``the quintessential American voice.'' Considerable background material is supplied on the history of Sandburg's times and personal influences. Presenting the man and his accomplishments objectively, Niven quotes extensively from evaluations of Sandburg's work, both effusive and more critical. His fortunate marriage to Paula Steichen, sister of the photographer Edward Steichen, brought three daughters and a partner whose name was the last spoken word on his lips. One is left with the impression that his multi-volumed biography of Abraham Lincoln was probably his greatest achievement, at least the one that brought national fame and acclaim; however, his many other facets are carefully delineated in this labor of love and fine scholarship.-- Addie Lee Bracy, Beaver Coll. Lib., Glenside, Pa.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780684192512
  • Publisher: Scribner
  • Publication date: 6/1/1991
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.99 (d)

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  • Posted August 13, 2011

    The People's Poet

    During this writer's undergraduate days at Kennesaw State University(KSU), then KSU President Betty Siegel often referred to the wise aphorisms of the great American writer Carl Sandberg. Before Siegel retired a two ton "remembrance rock" on installed in the center of campus whereas students, alumni, and whoever was inspired could go and reflect on some timeless truths. Sandberg in the Remembrance Rock poses the questions, "Who am I? Where do I come from? Where am I going? How do I fit? And finally 'What is the meaning?'"
    In Carl Sandberg: A Biography, a dense 843 page book, Penelope Niven captures the life and times of Carl Sandburg. A writer, hustler, and self proclaim vagabond, Sandberg hails from the sleepy town of Galesburg, Illinois.

    Sandberg lifelong love of the written word was his lifelong passion. He continually worked on composing the ideal poem, story, or book. Best known for his work on Lincoln, Sandberg was a well regarded orator where his quick wit and storytelling led him all over the world sharing ideas on scholars, politics, and life.

    Paula, his lifelong love stayed true to the man who was constantly yearning for new adventure. With a master tongue his last word was a call out to his bride, "Paula".

    The book masterfully chronicles Sandberg as he transitions from his restless youth to a mature statesman. A very fitting full portrait is captured in this life story of Carl Sandberg, quite simply a boy who "done good".

    With the start of 2011, these questions should be a guide to open up to the world of possibilities.

    So take a chance and ask yourself: "Who am I? Where do I come from? Where am I going? How do I fit? And finally 'What is the meaning?'"

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