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John Peale Bishop (May 21, 1892 — April 4, 1944) was an American poet and man of letters.

Bishop was born in Charles Town, West Virginia, to a family from New England, and attended school in Hagerstown, Maryland. When 18, Bishop fell victim to a severe illness and lost his sight for some time. He entered Princeton University in 1913, at age 21, where he became friends with Edmund Wilson and F. Scott Fitzgerald. He graduated from Princeton in 1917 and served with the army for two years in Europe. He was the model for the character Thomas Parke D'Invilliers in Fitzgerald's first novel, This Side of Paradise.

Upon return to the United States, he wrote poetry, as well as essays and reviews for Vanity Fair in New York City. In 1922 he married Margaret Hutchins, and they soon moved to France where they lived until 1933, punctuated by one stint for Paramount Pictures in New York (1925-6). While in France they bought the Château de Tressancourt at Orgeval, Seine et Oise, near Paris, where they raised three sons.

In 1933 his family returned to the United States, residing first in Connecticut, then New Orleans, and finally in a house on Cape Cod. His novel Act of Darkness, based on the true story of the rape of a prominent Charles Town social figure by a local Charles Town man, caused a scandal in the town when it was published. He became chief poetry reviewer for The Nation (1940), in 1941-2 he served as publications director in the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs, and was then invited to be Resident Fellow at the Library of Congress. He died within a few months of his appointment, on April 4, 1944, in Hyannis, Massachusetts.

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Total Books: 13
The Undertaker's Garland
2009 - The Undertaker's Garland (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780217735162
ISBN-10: 0217735169

Green Fruit
2009 - Green Fruit [1917] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781120288943
ISBN-10: 1120288940
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Undertaker's Garland
2008 - The Undertaker's Garland (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781407602288
ISBN-10: 1407602284

The Undertaker's Garland
2007 - The Undertaker's Garland (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780548527092
ISBN-10: 0548527091

The Undertaker's Garland
2007 - The Undertaker's Garland (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780548500200
ISBN-10: 0548500207

The American Culture Studies In Definition And Prophecy
2007 - The American Culture Studies in Definition and Prophecy (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781432578114
ISBN-10: 1432578111

An F Scott Fitzgerald Companion
2000 - An F Scott Fitzgerald Companion (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781582880228
ISBN-10: 1582880220
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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The Collected Poems of John Peale Bishop
1975 - The Collected Poems of John Peale Bishop (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780374906443
ISBN-10: 0374906440

Undertaker's Garland
Undertaker's Garland (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780838320419
ISBN-10: 0838320414
Genre: Literature & Fiction