Timeline

1841 – Father David De Casseres born August 24, 1841 in Kingston, Saint Andrew Parish, Jamaica

1873 – Benjamin DeCasseres born in Philadelphia, PA. to David and Lottie DeCasseres on

1886 (13) – Dropped out of school.

1889 – Hired as office boy for editor-in-cheif of Philadelphia Press

1890 – “Hon. Thomas B. Reed” published in Balford’s Magazine

1892 (16) – Promoted to proof-reader, occasionally writing editorials and reviews.

1899 (26) – Moved to New York City, hired as proof-reader for New York Sun. Began freelance writing.

1900 – Walter DeCasseres, his bother, dies of suicide.

1902 – First freelance article “Thomas Hardy’s Women” published in “The Bookman”

1902 – Met Bio.

1903 – Left New York Sun for New York Herald

1903 – Began contributing work to Elbert Hubbard’s various magazines, as well as The Critic.

1904 – Father David De Casseres died, August 1st 1904.

1906 – Moved to Mexico to work for El Diario.

1907 – April 30th – Returned to New York City and resumed job at New York Sun.

1908 – Lottie DeCasseres, his mother, dies on February 3rd.

1909 – Began writing for Camera Work

1913 – Last article for Camera Work

1913 – Announced his candidacy for Mayor of New York.

1914- First published in The Smart Set

1915 – The Shadow-Eater published

1919 – October 12th, Married Bio

1920 – Joined Long Island staff of Famous Players Lansky

1921 – Introduction to Eldridge’s book And the Sphinx Spoke

1922 – Chameleon, Being a Book of My Selves published

1922 – Joined staff of Arts and Decoration magazine

1923 – first known Radio appearance

1924- Began working for Universal Studios in Hollywood, CA.

1925 – Forty Immortals published

1925 – James Gibbons Huneker published

1925 – Mirrors of New York published

1926 – Began writing for the American Mercury

1926 – What Is a Doodle-Goof? published

1926 – Arranged for publication of The Sublime Boy and The Boy of Bethlehem by Walter and Bio.

1927 – The Shadow-Eater republished in a revised edition

1928 – Anathema! Litanies of Negation published

1929 – Superman In America published

1930 – Mencken and Shaw published

1931 – Love Letters of a Living Poet published

1932 – Spinoza, Liberator of God and Man published

1933 – Left of Arts and Decoration magazine

1934 – When Huck Finn Went High Brow published

1935 – Germans, Jews and France by Nietzsche published

1936 – Muse of Lies published

1936 – Exhibitionism, the first of the “DeCasseres Books” published

1936 – The Communist-Parasite State published

1938 – Fantasia Impromptu, the last of the “DeCasseres Books” published

1938 – Don Marquis Published

1939 – The Works of Benjamin DeCasseres published

1945 – Death

1945 – FINIS published