Partner Garry MacKenzie

Queer Places:
Wellesley College (Seven Sisters), 106 Central St, Wellesley, MA 02481
University of Cambridge, 4 Mill Ln, Cambridge CB2 1RZ
115 Broadway Ave, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
22 Fort Place, St. George, Staten Island

Eugene Augustine Marius Bewley (January 23, 1916 - January 24, 1973) was educated at Cambridge, where he had studied with Professor Leavis. After college, he went back to St Louis, and met Peggy Guggenheim through her former assistant, Howard Putzel. When Putzel left for forming his own gallery, Bewley went to work for Guggenheim. He was an intimate friend, possible lover, of Julian Beck, shortly before this latter met Judith Malina. In the late 1946 Bewley resumed his academic career and taught literature at Fordham University. The connoisseur of Blake, Byron and Wordsworth was also a deeply perceptive appreciator and critic of William Stafford, of James Merrill, of A.R. Ammons—of many others.

Eugene Augustine Marius Bewley was born in Drexel, MO, the son of Lillian McCune Bewley. He was a divinity student at St. Paul Seminary, St. Paul, MN. Bewley had his bachelor's and doctor's degrees from Cambridge University. He was a member of the English department of Catholic University, 1953 to 1958; a visiting professor at Wellesley College, 1959 to 1960; and at Connecticut College, 1960‐61; a professor at Fordham University, 1961 to 1966, and since 1966, a member of the Rutgers faculty. He became an advisory editor of The Hudson Review in 1966. He was the author of The Complex Fate (1952), The Eccentric Design (1959), Masks and Mirrors (1970) and The English Romantic Poets, an anthology with commentaries (1970).

Marius Bewley and Garry MacKenzie owned a remarkable house at 22 Fort Place, Staten Island, which they had overhauled, repaired, and decorated so stunningly and idiosyncratically.

Marius Bewley died suddenly at his home in St. George, Staten Island, New York, on January 24, 1973. At the time of his death he was at work on a book on Benjamin Disraeli. Dr. Bewley had been notified on January 8 that in recognition of his creative work in literary criticism, he was to receive an Arts and Letters Award from the American Academy‐National Institute of Arts and Letters at its annual ceremonial meeting May 16. A memorial service was held in Kirkpatrick Chapel, Rutgers University, on February 9, 1973.

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