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Encyclopedia > Stephen Vincent Benét

Stephen Vincent Benét (July 22, 1898March 13, 1943) was a United States author, poet, short story writer and novelist. He is best known for his narrative poem of the American Civil War, John Brown's Body, published in 1928. He won a Pulitzer Prize for this work in 1929. Stamp - United States - Stephen Vincent Benet This image is a postage stamp produced by the United States Postal Service after 1978. ... July 22 is the 203rd day (204th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 162 days remaining. ... 1898 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... March 13 is the 72nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (73rd in leap years). ... The word author has several meanings: The author of a book, story, article or the like, is the person who has written it (or is writing it). ... Poets are authors of poems. ... This article is in need of attention. ... Though anyone who creates a written work may be called a writer, the term is usually reserved for those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... A novel is an extended work of written, narrative, prose fiction, usually in story form; the writer of a novel is a novelist. ... The Pulitzer Prize is a United States literary award given out each April. ...


Benet's fantasy short story "The Devil and Daniel Webster" won an O. Henry award, and he furnished the material for a one-act opera by Douglas Moore. This article is in need of attention. ... The Devil and Daniel Webster is a short story by Steven Vincent Benet. ... The O. Henry Awards are yearly prizes given to short stories of exceptional merit. ...


Benét was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in Pennyslvania's Lehigh Valley. A graduate of Yale University, he was awarded a posthumous Pulitzer Prize in 1944 for "Western Star", an unfinished narrative poem on the settling of America. Bethlehem is a city located in USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 71,329. ... State nickname: The Keystone State Other U.S. States Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell Official languages None Area 119,283 km² (33rd)  - Land 116,074 km²  - Water 3,208 km² (2. ... Categories: Stub | Defunct railroad companies of the United States | Defunct companies | New York railroads | Pennsylvania railroads ... This article is about the institution of higher learning in the United States. ...


It was a line of Benet's poetry that gave the title to Dee Brown's famous history of the destruction of Native American tribes by the United States, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. Dee Brown ( February 29, 1908 – December 12, 2002) was an American novelist and historian. ... Native Americans (also Indians, Aboriginal Peoples, American Indians, First Nations, Alaskan Natives, Amerindians, or Indigenous Peoples of America) are the indigenous inhabitants of The Americas prior to the European colonization, and their modern descendants. ... Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, first published in 1970, is a history of Native Americans in the American West in the late nineteenth century, and their displacement and slaughter by the United States. ...


His brother, William Rose Benét (1886–1950), was a poet, anthologist and critic who is largely remembered for his desk reference, The Reader's Cyclopedia (1948).


 
 

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