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Seventy-three poems from Sandburg's early years in Chicago, almost all of them never before in print. They show him as a critic of fast-changing conditions in urban America; a walker in the city; a sensitive poet born to immigrant parents. These poems are a reminder of why we revere Sandburg as an authentic American voice. Edited with an Introduction by George and Willene Hendrick, Sandburg's most accomplished interpreters. "An absolutely exhilarating read...a genuine literary event, a virtual rediscovery of an American treasure."-Michael Van Walleghen.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781566634038
ISBN-10: 1566634032
Format: Paperback
(204mm x 136mm x 14mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Ivan R Dee, Inc
Publisher: Ivan R Dee, Inc
Publish Date: 27-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Carl Sandburg

George Hendrick is professor of English at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Willene Hendrick is an independent scholar. The Hendricks are closely associated with the Sandburg estate and for years have worked with the large Sandburg collection at the University of Illinois. George Hendrick's other books include To Reach Eternity: The Letters of James Jones and Sandburg's More Rootabagas; together the Hendricks have edited Selected Poems of Carl Sandburg.

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