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Lost at Sea.

In Mira Nair's pretty but disappointing biopic Amelia, there's a scene in which Amelia Earhart (Hilary Swank) laments the shallow nature of the two questions...

Books: The Postman Rings Forever

He had never heard of the visitor who stood on the porch of his North Carolina farm, but Carl Sandburg could sure spot a comer. "You look like you are ready for...

WE TAKE THE BRASH VIEW

Sometimes you've just got to pay the other guy off, and I'm talking about Carl Sandburg. Here we have our Literary City, birthplace and/or alma mater to Willa...

Poetry: American Troubadour

It could be, in the grace of God, that I shall live to be 89, as did Hokusai, and speaking my farewell to earthly scenes, I might paraphrase: "If God had let...

Books: Sandburg Is Chicago

To discover the focal point of literary life in Chicago, that literary center of the middle-west, some say, indeed, of America, is a difficult task. Perhaps...

Books: Of Thee I Sing

COMPLETE POEMS (676 pp.) — Carl Sandburg—Harcourt, Brace ($6). Carl Sandburg did pretty well at West Point—for a poet. He lasted two weeks.* He failed in...

Books: Galesburg Nostalgia

ALWAYS THE YOUNG STRANGERS (445 pp.)—Carl Sandburg—Harcourt, Brace ($5). At 19, Carl Sandburg gave up the idea of committing suicide and decided to become a...

Television: The 732 Steps

The 200th birthday of the United States is still two years away, but already television networks are starting to celebrate. Among the shows planned for the...

Books: Poets & People

POEMS OF PEOPLE—Edgar Lee Masters —Appleton-Century ($2.50). THE PEOPLE, YES—Carl Sandburg— Harcourt, Brace ($2.50). Twenty years ago two gifted free-verse _...

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