Carl Sandburg, The People's Pugilist: Writings from Charles H. Kerr's Journal, the International Socialist Review, 1912 to 1917
Place Published: Chicago
Publisher: Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company
Date Published: 2010
Edition: Early printing
Book Id: 44469
282pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Red, white and black case bound wraps.
"Like the Wobbly's favorite son, Joe Hill, Sandburg created a rabble-rousing persona in order to provoke a revolution in everyday life. Sandburg's prose brings the romantic figure of the modern poet as a polemicist, an orator for the people, together with the figure of the journalist as a gallant, acerbic muckraker. This figure becomes a vehicle from which to disseminate a radical vision of modern democracy. The articulation of this modern world-view was what composed the Charles H. Kerr Company's 'house style' for its Review, making it a forerunner of such crucial modernist literary organs as Poetry magazine; indeed, it was in the Review, not Poetry magazine, that the best of Sandburg's Chicago Poems first appeared." - Matthias Regan