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Carl Sandburg

(1878—1967)


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(1878–1967),

American poet, who challenged contemporary taste by his use of colloquialism and free verse. He published Chicago Poems (1916), Cornhuskers (1918), Smoke and Steel (1920), Slabs of the Sunburnt West (1922), Good Morning America (1928), and Complete Poems (1950). His other works include The American Songbag (1927; folk songs); a monumental life of Abraham Lincoln (6 vols, 1926–39); his novel Remembrance Rock (1948); and Always the Young Strangers (1953), an autobiography.

Subjects: Literature.


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