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Smoke and Steel - Early Poetry of Carl Sandburg

Carl Sandburg

This is Carl Sandburg's third book of poetry and his largest. It is also the most wide-ranging. The title, Smoke and Steel, suggests the steel industry he knew in Chicago, Gary, and Pittsburgh, but he writes about many other things as well. His over-arching theme seems to be human life as a struggle in adversity, a struggle for the mere necessities of life - food, clothing, shelter, work - and a struggle for the human soul, a struggle for love, charity, justice, and equality. There is also eroticism, subtly expressed, in many of these poems; Sandburg loved beauty in every form, and the beauty of women was not lost on him. Here you have the voice of a master poet, a genuinely and specifically American artist, at the top of his craft and passion. Enjoy! (A note to the listener: Sandburg, writing in the 1910s, sometimes used language that was racially and ethnically charged in his day and even more so in ours. It seems more honest to leave these few passages unaltered; we did speak this way once, and we do well not to forget the fact.)

This is Carl Sandburg's third book of poetry and his largest. It is also the most wide-ranging. The title, Smoke and Steel, suggests the steel industry he knew in Chicago, Gary, and Pittsburgh, but he writes about many other things as well. His over-arching theme seems to be human life as a struggle in adversity, a struggle for the mere necessities of life - food, clothing, shelter, work - and a struggle for the human soul, a struggle for love, charity, justice, and equality. There is also eroticism, subtly expressed, in many of these poems; Sandburg loved beauty in every form, and the beauty of women was not lost on him. Here you have the voice of a master poet, a genuinely and specifically American artist, at the top of his craft and passion. Enjoy! (A note to the listener: Sandburg, writing in the 1910s, sometimes used language that was racially and ethnically charged in his day and even more so in ours. It seems more honest to leave these few passages unaltered; we did speak this way once, and we do well not to forget the fact.)
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This is Carl Sandburg's third book of poetry and his largest. It is also the most wide-ranging. The title, Smoke and Steel, suggests the steel industry he knew in Chicago, Gary, and Pittsburgh, but he writes about many other things as well. His over-arching theme seems to be human life as a struggle in adversity, a struggle for the mere necessities of life - food, clothing, shelter, work - and a struggle for the human soul, a struggle for love, charity, justice, and equality. There is also eroticism, subtly expressed, in many of these poems; Sandburg loved beauty in every form, and the beauty of women was not lost on him. Here you have the voice of a master poet, a genuinely and specifically American artist, at the top of his craft and passion. Enjoy! (A note to the listener: Sandburg, writing in the 1910s, sometimes used language that was racially and ethnically charged in his day and even more so in ours. It seems more honest to leave these few passages unaltered; we did speak this way once, and we do well not to forget the fact.)

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Bethune

Length:

3h 44m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:31


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

00:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

00:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

00:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

00:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:04


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

00:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

00:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:18


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

00:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

00:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

00:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

00:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

00:46


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

00:49


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:11


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

00:34


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

00:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:24


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

00:46


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:02


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

00:55


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:18


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

00:52


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:30


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:21


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

01:26


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

01:00


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

00:46


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

00:39


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

01:21


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

00:59


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

00:36


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:29


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

01:33


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

00:43


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

00:48


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

00:53


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:14


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

00:55


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

01:32


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

01:23


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

00:48


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

01:28


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

01:25


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

01:24


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

00:35


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

01:22


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:19


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

01:08


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

00:47


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

00:41


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

01:25


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

00:47


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

01:10


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

01:37


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

01:45


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

00:53


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

01:02


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

01:15


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

01:05


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

02:20


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:25


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

00:37


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

00:31


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

01:03


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

00:40


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

00:40


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

00:35


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

00:25


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

00:47


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

00:35


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

00:35


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

00:35


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

01:05


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

00:40


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

00:17


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

00:32


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

00:28


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

00:46


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

01:01


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

01:51


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

00:46


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

00:57


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

00:28


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

01:23


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

01:15


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

00:58


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

00:52


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

00:59


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

01:00


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

00:45


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

00:30


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

00:31


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

00:43


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

01:07


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

01:18


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

01:21


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

01:08


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

00:25


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

00:52


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

00:36


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

00:27


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

00:38


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

00:41


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

01:24


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

01:30


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

01:13


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

00:49


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

00:23


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

00:34


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

00:37


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

01:24


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

00:38


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

00:49


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

00:47


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

01:03


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

01:05


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

01:14


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

00:39


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

00:26


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

01:27


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

00:40


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

01:27


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

00:54


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

03:56


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

00:55


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

00:52


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

00:41


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

01:14


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

01:20


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

01:33


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

02:01


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

01:29


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

01:09


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

01:49


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

01:47


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

00:46


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

00:39


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

01:23


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

00:42


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

00:36


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

01:02


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

01:15


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

00:47


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

02:26


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

01:16


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

01:04


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

01:11


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

00:26


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

01:04


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

01:18


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

02:27


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

00:53


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

00:59


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

02:42


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

03:24


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

00:43


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

00:59


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

00:44


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

00:31


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

01:06


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

00:49


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

00:50


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

00:29


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

00:39


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

00:54


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

00:26


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

00:39


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

05:28


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

00:30


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

00:38


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

00:34


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

00:26


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

00:44


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

00:28


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

00:28


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

00:29


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

00:20


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

00:24


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

00:16


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

00:17


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

00:26


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

00:39


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

02:18


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

00:54