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Stephen Vincent Benét

American poet, short story writer, novelist

1898   -   1943

genre: speculative fiction
country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Yale University, The Albany Academy
occupation: screenwriter, poet, novelist, writer, journalist
award received: Guggenheim Fellowship, Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, O. Henry Award, AAAS Fellow

Stephen Vincent Benét (July 22, 1898 – March 13, 1943) was an American poet, short story writer, and novelist. He is best known for his book-length narrative poem of the American Civil War, John Brown's Body (1928), for which he received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and for the short stories "The Devil and Daniel Webster" (1936) and "By the Waters of Babylon" (1937). In 2009, The Library of America selected his story "The King of the Cats" (1929) for inclusion in its two-century retrospective of American Fantastic Tales edited by Peter Straub.
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By the Waters of Babylon

post-apocalyptic short story by Stephen Vincent Benét

author: Stephen Vincent Benét

John Brown's Body

book by Stephen Vincent Benét

author: Stephen Vincent Benét

The Devil and Daniel Webster

1936 short story by Stephen Vincent Benét

author: Stephen Vincent Benét

1937

Western Star

literary work; unfinished epic verse narrative on American history by Stephen Vincent Benét

author: Stephen Vincent Benét

The Revolt of the Machines

poem by Stephen Vincent Benét

author: Stephen Vincent Benét

1935

John Brown's body

author: Stephen Vincent Benét

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