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William Rose Benét


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His Ally

How to Catch Unicorns

The Falconer of God 


  The Marvelous Munchausen

William Rose Benét was the brother of the poet and novelist Stephen Vincent Benét and the husband of the American poet Elinor Wylie. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, and educated at Yale University. He founded the The Saturday Review of Literature in 1924 and was an editor and columnist for the magazine until his death. His works include Merchants from Cathay (1913), Moons of Grandeur (1920), With Wings as Eagles (1940), and The Dust Which Is God (1941), which received the 1942 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. 

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