Mary Lincoln: Wife and Widow download epub
by Carl Snadburg
Though she now wears widow’s mourning garb she had in her day been set in brilliance.
carousel previous carousel next. Though she now wears widow’s mourning garb she had in her day been set in brilliance. She had been lavish as to gloves, one dealer in Washington sending a bill for 300 pairs which she had purchased across four months.
Sandburg's poetry is untraditional in form. Drawing on Whitman as well as the imagists, its rhymeless and unmetered cadences reflect Midwestern speech, and its diction ranges from strong rhetoric to easygoing slang. Although he often wrote about the uncouth, the muscular, and the primitive, there was a pity and loving kindness that was a primary motive for his poetry. At Sandburg's death, Mark Van Doren, Archibald MacLeish, and President Lyndon Johnson delivered eulogies
He won three Pulitzer Prizes: two for his poetry and one for his biography of Abraham Lincoln
He won three Pulitzer Prizes: two for his poetry and one for his biography of Abraham Lincoln. During his lifetime, Sandburg was widely regarded as "a major figure in contemporary literature", especially for volumes of his collected verse, including Chicago Poems (1916), Cornhuskers (1918), and Smoke and Steel (1920)
Carl Sandberg writes so sensitively. Some purists criticize Sandburg, but he tells a good story and has something to back him up even if his standards are looser than those used by some historians.
Carl Sandberg writes so sensitively. This book is full of personal anecdotes that give a lively sense of the relationship between Abraham and Mary. By the end of the book the darkness was overpowering and uncomfortable. This book's supplementary collection of correspondence from acquaintances of young Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln is valuable. Noted scholar Paul Angle collaborated with Sandburg on this volume. 12 people found this helpful.
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Sandburg points out that her mental disabilities, I picked this up at the Carl Sandburg home in North Carolina last year on vacation but never got around to reading it. I guess it's not so much a biography as a vignette, and a sad story it is, as well.
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