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Slabs of the Sunburnt West - Early Poetry of Carl Sandburg

Carl Sandburg

This is Carl Sandburg's fourth collection of poetry. His signature style, a rough-and-ready free verse that often transforms into poetic prose, is in full view. Like Whitman before him and like Masters and Frost in his own time, he puts his focus directly on life as he sees it around him, life in the rough-and-tumble Chicago of the early 20th century and life in the American West, at a time when that wild country was finally succumbing to civilization. Sandburg can be emotionally brutal; he writes of death with a rare and unflinching directness. He can also be emotionally transcendent, writing of the beauty of the world with a soaring eye. Sandburg is a newspaperman turned poet, or perhaps a poet turned journalist; his writing has the direct immediacy of the daily beat. There is nothing dated about his work; in fact, he speaks to us today as if he wrote today, hitting fundamentals about the way we live with clarity and force.

This is Carl Sandburg's fourth collection of poetry. His signature style, a rough-and-ready free verse that often transforms into poetic prose, is in full view. Like Whitman before him and like Masters and Frost in his own time, he puts his focus directly on life as he sees it around him, life in the rough-and-tumble Chicago of the early 20th century and life in the American West, at a time when that wild country was finally succumbing to civilization. Sandburg can be emotionally brutal; he writes of death with a rare and unflinching directness. He can also be emotionally transcendent, writing of the beauty of the world with a soaring eye. Sandburg is a newspaperman turned poet, or perhaps a poet turned journalist; his writing has the direct immediacy of the daily beat. There is nothing dated about his work; in fact, he speaks to us today as if he wrote today, hitting fundamentals about the way we live with clarity and force.
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This is Carl Sandburg's fourth collection of poetry. His signature style, a rough-and-ready free verse that often transforms into poetic prose, is in full view. Like Whitman before him and like Masters and Frost in his own time, he puts his focus directly on life as he sees it around him, life in the rough-and-tumble Chicago of the early 20th century and life in the American West, at a time when that wild country was finally succumbing to civilization. Sandburg can be emotionally brutal; he writes of death with a rare and unflinching directness. He can also be emotionally transcendent, writing of the beauty of the world with a soaring eye. Sandburg is a newspaperman turned poet, or perhaps a poet turned journalist; his writing has the direct immediacy of the daily beat. There is nothing dated about his work; in fact, he speaks to us today as if he wrote today, hitting fundamentals about the way we live with clarity and force.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Bethune

Length:

1h 21m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:10


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

00:40


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

00:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:04


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

00:35


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:21


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

00:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

00:50


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:00


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:04


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

00:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

00:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:08


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:21


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:53


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

00:43


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:07


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

00:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

00:39


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

00:29


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:05


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:33


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:31


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

00:57