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Carl august sandburg (6 january 1878 -22 july 1967) was an american poet, historian, novelist, balladeer and folklorist there are some people who can receive a truth by no other way than to have their understanding shocked and insulted in reckless ecstasy (1904) yesterday is done. Carl sandburg, a poet of the early 1900's, wrote about chicago, war, and other witty, simple facts of life he stepped away from tradition and wrote not only poetry, but wrote the preferred biography of abraham lincoln this and his many other accomplishments make him not just an excellent poet but. Carl sandburg (1878-1967) was an american poet, also known for his biography of abraham lincoln sandburg won the pulitzer prize three times for his writing, and is perhaps the best-loved and best-known american poet of the 20th century after robert frost. Carl sandburg was a famous multiple pulitzer prize winner writer and poet read more about the life and the works of this prolific writer in the following during his lifetime, he won three pulitzer prizes, two for his poetry and another for a biography of abraham lincoln he is also remembered for his.
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