Stephen vincent benét was born july 22, 1898, in bethlehem, pennsylvania his parents were frances neill rose benét and james walker benét, captain of ordnance, united states army, a man with poetic and literary tastes stephen was their third child and second son his sister and brother were laura benét and. An end to dreams stephen vincent benét 1932 introduction author biography plot summary characters themes style historical context critical overview criticism stephen vincent benét was born on 22 july 1898 in bethlehem, pennsylvania, to colonel james walker benét and frances neill benét his father, as a. Stephen's father also was an army officer colonel james benet worked on questions of military supply and artillery stephen was born while his father was on duty at the bethlehem, pennsylvania, iron factory larry west: stephen vincent benet was born into a world of history, poetry and laughter.
This early work by stephen vincent benet was originally published in 1937 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography 'the devil and daniel webster' is a short story about a successful lawyer who believes you can win your soul back from the devil stephen vincent benet was born on 22nd.
Two relatively recent versions of this legend are “the devil and tom walker” by washington irving and “the devil and daniel webster” by vincent benét the play the devil and daniel webster was written by stephen vincent benét in 1938 stephen vincent benét was born in 1898 in bethlehem, pennsylvania. Benét was the youngest of the three children of james walker benét, us army, a literate and humane career officer who presided benét grew up in a series of army-base homes that introduced him to several regions of the united states: he was born in bethlehem, pennsylvania, and spent his first five years in watervliet.
Heres a virtual movie of the american author, poet, short story writer, and novelist stephen vincent benét (july 22, 1898 march 13, 1943) reading his brilliantl eternaly poigniant poem litany for dictatorships though written in 1935 litany for dictatorships could surely have been written today with all the.
Poetry seems to have been woven into the dna of stephen vincent benét born in bethlehem, pennsylvania on july 22, 1898, benét was the youngest child of colonel james walker benét and frances neill rose benét both of the elder benéts were avid readers with a keen appreciation for poetry. By the waters of babylon has 515 ratings and 42 reviews corinne said: by the waters of babylon is a really well written story, with so many effects go. Xxxv boyhood and adolescence (1908-1915) stephen vincent benet was born at bethlehem, pennsylvania, on july 22, 1898 his father, james walker benet, was then a captain in the united states army, de- partment of ordnance, on duty at the bethlehem iron works captain benet, a career officer who had.
Keeping the times, the life, and the literature of stephen vincent benet a major part of his influence and achievements, he helped push america towards a united cultural victory stephen vincent benet was born in bethlehem, pennsylvania to james walker benet, a career military officer, and francis neill rose benet on the.
Stephen vincent benét was born in bethlehem, pennsylvania, into an army family his father, colonel j walker benét, served as a commanding officer of ordinance posts in california and georgia frances neill (rose) benét, stephen's mother, was a descendant of an old kentucky military family because his father was an. Stephen vincent benét, (born july 22, 1898, bethlehem, pennsylvania, us— died march 13, 1943, new york, new york), american poet, novelist, and writer of short benét's preoccupation with historical themes was also the basis for western star, an ambitious epic verse narrative on american history that benét first.
Stephen vincent benét was born in bethlehem, pennsylvania in 1898 his grandfather and namesake, brigadier general stephen vincent benét, was a chief of artillery in the us army his father, james walker benét, was also an army officer and an avid reader as well young stephen grew up with a love of literature that. Born at richmond, kentucky, on july 16, 1857, the son of brigadier general stephen vincent (chief of ordnance, united states army) and laura (walker) benet philadelphia, pennsylvania, march 30, 1928 – colonel james walker benet, usa, retired, father of william rose and stephen vincent benet, well-known.