Stephen Vincent Benét, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Stephen Vincent Benét

poet, short story writer, novelist

Date of Birth: 22-Jul-1898

Place of Birth: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States

Date of Death: 13-Mar-1943

Profession: screenwriter, writer, poet, journalist, novelist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Stephen Vincent Benét

  • 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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