BENET, Stephen Vincent


BENET, Stephen Vincent
(1898-1943)
   US writer, mainly of poetry and stories, much published in the Saturday Evening Post. He is best known for a single poem, "American Names" (whose last line, "Bury my heart at Wounded Knee", gained a peculiar and singular resonance in the campaign for Amerindian rights), and for two fantasy stories, The Devil and Daniel Webster (1937 chap), also published with other fantasies in Thirteen O'Clock: Stories of Several Worlds (coll 1937), and Johnny Pye and the Fool-Killer (1938 chap), also included with other fantasies in Tales Before Midnight (coll 1939). These collections were brought together to make up Twenty-Five Short Stories (coll 1943), though most of their contents had already appeared in the 2-vol Selected Works of Stephen Vincent Benet (coll 1942; cut vt The Stephen Vincent Benet Pocket Book 1946). Several of SVB's stories are of genre interest, his best-known being "By the Waters of Babylon" (1937), a clever post- HOLOCAUST story about a tribal adolescent boy who discovers the ruins of a great destroyed city (Hyperlink to: CITIES). It was a main source of material for what became, after WWII, a cliched subgenre in the field.
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  • Benét, Stephen Vincent — born July 22, 1898, Bethlehem, Pa., U.S. died March 13, 1943, New York, N.Y. U.S. poet, novelist, and short story writer. Benét is best known for John Brown s Body (1928, Pulitzer Prize), a long narrative poem on the American Civil War. A Book of …   Universalium

  • Benét, Stephen Vincent —  (1898–1943) American writer, brother of William Rose Benét (1886–1950), also a writer …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Benet, Stephen Vincent — ► (1898 1943) Poeta y narrador estadounidense. Sus obras más difundidas: Bayoneta española (1926), El cuerpo de John Brown, premio Pulitzer 1928, y Pesadilla al mediodía (1940), que anunciaba el ánimo beligerante del fascismo contra E.U.A. * * *… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Stephen Vincent Benet — Stephen Vincent Benét (* 22. Juli 1898 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; † 13. März 1943 in New York) war ein amerikanischer Schriftsteller. Leben und Werk Benét stammte aus einer Familie von Militärs, die seit Generationen aktiven Heeresdienst… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Stephen Vincent Benet — noun United States poet; brother of William Rose Benet (1898 1943) • Syn: ↑Benet • Instance Hypernyms: ↑poet * * * Stephen Vincent Benét [Stephen Vincent Bent] …   Useful english dictionary

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