William Rose Benet Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: February 4, 1886 in New York City, New York
Died: May 4, 1950 in New York City, New York
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William Rose Benet (1886-1950), the brother of poet Stephen Vincent Benet (1898-1943) and husband of poet and novelist Elinor Wylie (1885-1928), founded the "Saturday Review of Literature" (1924), editing it until his death. He was also an accomplished poet, winning the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry (1942) for "The Dust Which is God." Elinor Wylie, suffering from Bright's disease aggravated by a bad fall, died of a stroke on December 16, 1928. A final volume of her poems appeared after her death, edited and published by Benet.

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