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William Rose Benét

Born: 2-Feb-1886
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Died: 4-May-1950
Cause of death: unspecified

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Dust Which Is God

Editor of the Oxford Anthology of American Literature (1938), and also The Reader's Encyclopedia (1948), a valuable reference work still used.

Father: James Walker Benét
Brother: Stephen Vincent Benét
Wife: Teresa Frances Thompson (sister of Kathleen Norris, d. 1919 influenza pandemic)
Son: James Walker Benét
Wife: Elinor Wylie (poet and novelist)
Wife: Lora Baxter (div.)
Wife: Marjorie Flack (juvenile author, b. 1887, m. 1941, d. 1958)
Mother: Frances Rose

    High School: Albany Academy (1904)
    University: Yale University (1907)
    Teacher: Mills College (1936)

    League of American Writers
    Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1942 for The Dust Which Is God

Author of books:
Merchants from Cathay (1913, poetry)
The Falconer of God (1914, poetry)
The Great White Wall (1916, poetry)
The Burglar of the Zodiac (1918, poetry)
Perpetual Light (1919, poetry)
Moons of Grandeur (1920, poetry)
The First Person Singular (1922, novel)
The Flying King of Kurio (1926, juvenile)
Wild Goslings (1927)
Man Possessed (1927, poetry)
Rip Tide (1932, poetry, in novel-ish form)
Starry Harness (1933, poetry)
Golden Fleece (1935, poetry)
With Wings as Eagles (1940, poetry)
The Dust Which Is God (1941, poetry)
Adolphus the Adopted Dolphin (1941, juvenile)


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