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Stephen Vincent Benét

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Full Name: Stephen Vincent Benét
Born: July 22, 1898
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: March 13, 1943
New York City, NY, USA
Occupation: Writer
Nationality: American


Stephen Vincent Benét 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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