Benjamin De Casseres


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(1873–1945), Philadelphia-born journalist, critic, essayist, and poet, resident in New York City. His iconoclastic works, frequently reminiscent of the fin de siècle style, include The Shadow-Eater (1915), poems; Chameleon—Being the Book of My Selves (1922); James Gibbons Huneker (1925); Forty Immortals (1925), essays; The Superman in America (1929); Mencken and Shaw (1930), critical studies; and Fantasia Impromptu: The Adventures of an Intellectual Faun (1937).

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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