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Peter Viereck

Peter ViereckAKA Peter Robert Edwin Viereck

Born: 5-Aug-1916
Birthplace: Manhattan, NY
Died: 13-May-2006
Location of death: South Hadley, MA
Cause of death: Illness

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet, Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Terror and Decorum

Military service: US Army

Father: George Sylvester Viereck (Nazi propagandist, d. 18-Mar-1962)
Mother: Margaret Edith Hein
Brother: George Sylvester Viereck, Jr. (younger, d., killed at Anzio)
Wife: Anya de Markov (div., remarried, div., d.)
Son: John Alexis Viereck (b. 1946)
Daughter: Valerie Edwina Viereck Gibbs (b. 1948)
Wife: Betty Falkenberg Viereck

    High School: Horace Mann School
    University: BS History and Literature, Harvard University (1937)
    University: Oxford University
    University: MA History, Harvard University (1939)
    University: PhD History, Harvard University (1942)
    Professor: Smith College (1946-47)
    Professor: Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA (1948-87)

    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Guggenheim Fellowship
    Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1949 for Terror and Decorum
    German Ancestry

Author of books:
Metapolitics: From the Romantics to Hitler (1941, nonfiction)
Terror and Decorum: Poems 1940-1948 (1948, poetry)
Conservatism Revisited: The Revolt Against Revolt, 1815-1949 (1949, nonfiction)
The Unadjusted Man: A New Hero for the Americans (1956, nonfiction)
Archer in the Marrow: The Applewood Cycles 1967-1987 (1987, poetry)
Tide and Continuities: Last and First Poems, 1995-1938 (1995, poetry)


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