John Peale Bishop

John Peale Bishop, Mercersburg 1913

John Peale Bishop (May 21, 1892 – April 4, 1944) was an American poet, novelist, and critic. He was the influence for Tom D’Invilliers in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s This Side of Paradise. His most famous work is his poem “The Hours,” an elegy he wrote for Fitzgerald.1

Works

Poetry

  • Green Fruit (1917)
  • The Undertakers Garland (1922) with Edmund Wilson
  • Now With His Love (1933)
  • Minute Particulars (1935)
  • Selected Poems (1941)

Novels

  • Act of Darkness (1935)

Story collections

  • Many Thousands Gone (1931)

Essays

  • The Collected Essays of John Peale Bishop (1948)

Letters

  • The Republic of Letters in America (1981)

See also

External Links

References

1. “John Peale Bishop.” Encyclopedia Britannica. Accessed July 25, 2020.

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