Carl Sandburg | Critical Essay by Charles H. Compton

This literature criticism consists of approximately 16 pages of analysis & critique of Carl Sandburg.
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Critical Essay by Charles H. Compton

SOURCE: Compton, Charles H. “Who Reads Carl Sandburg?” South Atlantic Quarterly 28, no. 2 (April 1929): 190-200.

In the following essay, Compton collects responses to Sandburg's works from a number of ordinary readers.

Ten years ago the critics had their fling at Sandburg. Today he is accepted. Anthologies of modern verse include him—some with due praise, others without enthusiasm. What about the general reader, the gentle reader, the man in the street, the flapper, flaming youth? Are they reading him? Where will you find them, that we may ask them? They are all represented among the users of the modern public library, today the most democratic, and as yet the freest and least restrained agency in placing the fruits of knowledge, (the good and the evil, shall we say) before the people. It is for...

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