Peter Viereck Quotes
“What keeps earth air breathable? Not oxygen alone. The earth is a freer place to breathe in, every time you love without calculating a return -- every time you make your drudgeries and routines still more inefficient by stopping to experience the shock of beauty wherever it unpredictably flickers.”
- Date of birth: August 05, 1916
- Died: May 13, 2006
- Born: in New York, The United States.
- Description: Peter Robert Edwin Viereck (August 5, 1916 – May 13, 2006), was an American poet and political thinker, as well as a professor of history at Mount Holyoke College for five decades.
Viereck was born in New York, the son of George Sylvester Viereck. He received his B.A. summa cum laude in history in 1937 from Harvard University. He then specialized in European history, receiving his M.A. in 1939 and his Ph.D. in 1942 in history, again from Harvard.Viereck was prolific in his writing, publishing much since 1938. He was a respected poet, who published numerous poetry collections. In addition, a number of his poems were first published in Poetry Magazine. His collection of poetry, Terror and Decorum, won the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.~~~Author of Metapolitics (1941) and Archer in the marrow, (c1984)Biog. resource center (Contemp. authors), Oct. 7, 2005: (Peter (Robert Edwin) Viereck; b. Aug. 5, 1916, New York, N.Y.; Harvard University, Ph. D., 1942; William R. Kenan Chair of History, Mount Holyoke College, 1979-)Biog. resource center (Contemp. authors), May 17, 2006: (Peter (Robert Edwin) Viereck; b. Aug. 5, 1916, New York, N.Y.; Harvard University, Ph. D., 1942; William R. Kenan Chair of History, Mount Holyoke College, 1979-)New York times WWW site, May 19, 2006: (Peter Viereck; Peter Robert Edwin Viereck; b. Aug. 5, 1916, Manhattan; d. Saturday [May 13, 2006], South Hadley, Mass., aged 89; noted historian, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, and founder of the mid-20th-century American conservative movement who later denounced what he saw as its late-20th-century excesses)LC database, May 19, 2006 |b (hdg.: Viereck, Peter Robert Edwin, 1916- ; usage: Peter Viereck [predominant form], Peter Robert Edwin Viereck)