Pim, Herbert Moore (1883-?)


Author and poet. b. Belfast, 1883. Ed. Friend's School, Lisburn. Prominent in the Belfast YMCA. Converted to Catholicism and became a Nationalist joining the Irish Volunteer movement (est. Dublin, 1913) for which he was interned in Belfast. Later went on to revert to Unionism in 1918 and became involved in the Fascist Movement in Italy during the 1930s. Widely published author and poet from 1903 onwards. Principal works include the novels 'Vampire of Souls' (1903), 'The Man with 30 Lives' (1910), the autobiographical work, 'The Pessimist. A Study of the Problem of Pain' (published in 1914 under the pseudonym A. Newman), 'Unknown Immortals of Northern City of Success' (1917), 'Unconquerable Ulster' (1919), 'A Short History of Celtic Philosophy' (1920) and the anthologies, 'Selected Poems' (1917), 'Songs from an Ulster Valley' (1920), and 'New Poems' (1927). d. England. Sources: Dictionary of Ulster Biography, Kate Newmann (Belfast, 1994)

Author and poet