George Sylvester Viereck


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(1884–1962), born in Germany, came to the U.S. (1895) and later became a citizen. His writings include A Game at Love and Other Plays (1906); Nineveh (1907), Songs of Armageddon (1916), and other poems collected in My Flesh and Blood; A Lyric Autobiography, with Indiscreet Annotations (1931); The House of Vampire (1907), a novel, as is My First Two Thousand Years (1928), “the autobiography of the Wandering Jew,” written with Paul Eldridge. He championed the Germans in World War I in The Fatherland, a journal renamed the American Monthly, and was imprisoned in World War II for failure to register as a foreign agent. Peter Viereck is his son.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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