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De Casseres, Benjamin, 1873-1945

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1873 - 1945

Benjamin De Casseres was born on April 3, 1873 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a journalist, critic, essayist and poet who began his career at the "Philadelphia Press." 1n 1899, De Casseres moved to New York City where he wrote for "The New York Times," "The Sun" and "The New York Herald," as well as the literary magazine "The Smart Set." De Casseres wrote a variety of articles, essays and books on wide-ranging topics including criticism, international relations and philosophy, as well as drama, fiction and poetry. Publications include "The Shadow-Eater" (1915), "Anathema! Litanies of Negation" (1928), "The Love Letters of a Living Poet" (1931) and "The Muse of Lies" (1936). De Casseres died on December 7, 1945.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

"Anathema!: Litanies of Negation" typescript

MS-225
 Collection
Identifier: MS-225
Overview "Anathema!: Litanies of Negation" (1928). The collection contains the ypescript with handwritten corrections of this work by Benjamin De Cassares as well as the typescript with handwritten corrections of Eugene O'Neill's preface, preliminaries, and a photograph of De Casseres.