The public perception of author and poet Carl Sandburg's life and works began to change after his death in 1967, with his contributions “minimized,” according to Asheville, N.C., documentary filmmaker Paul Bonesteel. ...
Bonesteel says he aimed to “make a film about Carl Sandburg that brought his full life story and ground-breaking work into examination under a new and decidedly modern perspective.”
The film “reveals the extent of Sandburg's involvement with radical politics and anarchistic writing, much of which was written under pseudonyms, during the turbulent period” of World War I. It “delves into a debate about the value of Sandburg's work and exposes a burgeoning resurgence of interest in Sandburg and his appeal to an entirely new generation of readers, critics and performers.” ...
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