DE CASSERES, BENJAMIN (1873–1945), U.S. essayist. De Casseres began to write for Philadelphia newspapers at the age of 16 and continued as an essayist, book reviewer, editorial writer, and columnist for New York dailies. His first book of verse was The Shadow-Eater (1915) and his first book of prose, Chameleon: Being a Book of My Selves (1922). More than 20 books followed, including his collected works in three volumes (1939).

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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