Bibliography (Masterplots, Fourth Edition)
Allen, Gay Wilson. Carl Sandburg. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1972. Brief but useful introduction to Sandburg’s life and creative career. Includes references to the poet’s biographical studies of Abraham Lincoln.
Callahan, North. Carl Sandburg: His Life and Works. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1987. Provides an overview of Sandburg’s career and critical readings of his poems; offers a complete discussion of Sandburg’s works on Lincoln.
_______. Carl Sandburg: Lincoln of Our Literature. New York: New York University Press, 1970. A critical biography of Sandburg that focuses, in large part, upon the nature of the poet’s interest in Abraham Lincoln’s life and writings.
Crowder, Richard. Carl Sandburg. New York: Twayne, 1964. Excellent overview of Sandburg’s life and literary career. The chapters “Lincoln and America” and “The People and the Union” recount and interpret the development of Sandburg’s publications on Lincoln. Notes that Sandburg was as interested in Lincoln the myth as he was in the historical personage, which accounts for the unique power of Sandburg’s biographical works on the president.
Cullen, Jim. “’A Tree Is Best Measured When It’s Down’: Carl Sandburg,...
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