Life of Eugene Field: The Poet of Childhood

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Kessinger Publishing, Jan 1, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 472 pages
1927. The biography of Eugene Field, American journalist and bibliophile who also wrote light verse for adults and children. The best years of his life were spent in Chicago as contributing editor to The Chicago Record, writing his daily column of Sharps and Flats in which appeared his most characteristic verse. Contents: Pedigree; Birth and Boyhood Days; School and College Days; Between Grass and Hay; Knocking at the Gate; Life in Denver; Field Moves to Chicago; The Most Prominent Athletic Fan; Eugene Field and the Players; Dr. O'Rell, Father Prout, et al; Introduction to Colored Inks and Sharps and Flats; As a Political Paragrapher; Methods of His Daily Work; Field's Auto-Analysis; Our Personal Relations and Personal Poems; Our Personal Relations-Letters and Notes; The Saints' and Sinners' Corner; The Lengthening Shadows; The Curtain Falls; and Estimate of His Works.

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