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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 _...

Books: Your Obt. Servt.

(See Cover)* Harbert, Mich., is a crossroads town about 60 miles east of Chicago across the lake. To get there you have to drive through the gritty desolation...

Essay: TO REMEMBER FORGOTTEN AMERICA'

THEY are the descendants of Jacksonian America. Once they were the heroes of the American democratic my thology. Walt Whitman catalogued them. Carl Sandburg...

The Presidency: A Modern Utopia

Contemplating the President's State of the Union message, Poet Carl Sandburg took the long view that his 87 years permit him. "I like his direction in...

Nation: Life in the Salt Mine

"HAAALLLOOO DOWN THAR!" White House newsmen on the South Lawn looked up to the Harry Truman balcony. There was the President of the U.S., with Lynda Bird,...

Books: Portions of Wisdom

REMEMBRANCE ROCK (1,067 pp.)—Carl Sandburg—Harcourt, Brace ($5). The plan and scope of this book are magnificent. It is a vast epic of common American life,...

NON-FICTION: Sandburg's Lincoln*

NON-FICTION Sandburg's Lincoln* The Story begins in a Kentucky log cabin with one window, one door and a dirt floor. Lying on a pallet of cornhusks and...

Music: Champagne & Cornbread

After the sunburn of the day handling a pitchfork at a hayrack, After the eggs and biscuits and coffee, The pearl-grey haystacks in the gloaming Are cool prayers...

Books: Lincoln's Wife

MARY LINCOLN—Carl Sandburg & Paul M. Angle—Ear court, Brace ($3). In Chicago's big pan. 15 years ago. one of the brightest literary flashes was Poet Carl...