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Carl Sandburg Reads: A Poetry Collection

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Carl Sandburg was, beyond any question, the "poet of the people." He found beauty in the ordinary language of the people, the "American lingo" as he called it, and turned it into poetry. His rhythams caught the pulse of Americans and his poems entered its bloodstream.

When Sandburg died in 1967, President Lyndon Johnson stated, "there is no end to the legacy he leaves us."

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Overview

Carl Sandburg was, beyond any question, the "poet of the people." He found beauty in the ordinary language of the people, the "American lingo" as he called it, and turned it into poetry. His rhythams caught the pulse of Americans and his poems entered its bloodstream.

When Sandburg died in 1967, President Lyndon Johnson stated, "there is no end to the legacy he leaves us."

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When Caedmon originally produced these recordings, in the 1950s, they were on vinyl. Remastering them for cassette brings with it the question of how attentive potential listeners are going to be. And for Cummings and Pound, it's important that people listen closely. Cummings's voice is melodic, but those unfamiliar with his poems on the page will miss much of the subtle play with words that has become his trademark. Pound is, arguably, the finest poet here, but even his narrative portraits are speckled with foreign phrases, and there aren't clear demarcations between poems, further confusing the listener. It's therefore not surprising that this package contains only one cassette. Sandburg, who considered himself a populist poet, addressing the people much as an orator would, is actually better heard than read. All his finest longer works are here, including a more than generous selection from "The People, Yes." Keep in mind that these tapes were culled from several different recordings, so there are wide variances in tone, pitch, and quality. Sandburg is highly recommended; the other two are for larger collections. Rochelle Ratner, formerly with "Soho Weekly News," New York Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780694524334
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/1/2001
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Abridged, 3 Cassettes
  • Pages: 3
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 7.02 (h) x 1.17 (d)

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