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The Beginning of Wisdom
NY, Henry Holt, 1921. The first novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of John Brown's Body and The Devil and Daniel Webster, among others. Benet was one of the most highly regarded men of letters in America during his short life -- he died at age 44. He edited the prestigious Yale Series of Younger Poets, where he published such writers as James Agee, Muriel Rukeyser, and Margaret Walker. He was awarded a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for his unfinished epic poem, "Western Star," about the settling of the United States. A fine copy, lacking the dust jacket. [#033325] SOLD

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