At a glance:
- Author: Stephen Vincent Benét
- First Published: 1915
- Genres: Poetry
- Subjects: New York, North America or North Americans, Northeast, U.S., United States or Americans, Twentieth century, New York City, Poetry or poets, Civil War, Frontier or pioneer life
Often mentioned, along with Sandburg, Hart Crane, and Whitman, as a national bard, Stephen Vincent Benét was first and foremost a poet, his stories, novels, and propaganda pieces taking second seat. His topical patriotic pieces, his lyric poems, and some of his children’s poetry have scarcely survived him, but his two narrative poems, JOHN BROWN’S BODY and WESTERN STAR, won for him both Pulitzer prizes and an active posterity.
His interest in history manifested itself early. At the age of seventeen he published FIVE MEN AND...
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