Benét, Stephen Vincent, 1898-1943


Wikipedia 26 Oct. 2012: "American author, poet, short story writer, and novelist. Benet is best known for his book-length narrative poem of the American Civil War, John Brown's Body (1928), for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1929, and for two short stories, "The Devil and Daniel Webster" (1936) and "By the Waters of Babylon" (1937). In 2009, The Library of America selected Benet’s story “The King of Cats” (1937) for inclusion in its two-century retrospective of American Fantastic Tales, edited by Peter Straub."

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