A Conversation With Carl Sandburg

A Conversation With Carl Sandburg

From NBC's Wisdom Series

Streaming Video - 2010
Rate this:
Although his father never learned to read and seemed to question the inherent value of literacy, Carl Sandburg's mother loved books and encouraged their appreciation. Ultimately, Sandburg rose to the highest literary circles of his day - and yet he was able to come to terms with his father's tradesman persona and view him as a man "superior to books." So he says in this absorbing 1958 interview from the NBC archives. The conversation, steered by the network's Director of Public Affairs Service Programs, Edward Stanley, encompasses early political experiences from Sandburg's childhood; his college years and subsequent hobo wanderlust; his attempt to discover a basic definition of poetry; and detailed discussions centered on his Lincoln series. Sandburg also reads his poem "Phizzog" and performs folk songs.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1958
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (29 min.) :,sd., col., digital file


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at my library

To Top