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In 1934, Stephen Vincent Benet planned and began a long narrative poem about the western migration of peoples and more specifically the pioneers, first as they came to America and then as they spread out through America toward the West. It was to be a long poem of 3 to possibly 5 books. He worked on it off and on, but in 1943 he put together for publication, Book One, ...more
Hardcover, 181 pages
Published 1943 by Farrar & Rinehart
(first published January 1901)
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Stephen Vincent Benét was born July 22, 1898, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, into a military family. His father had a wide appreciation for literature, and Benét's siblings, William Rose and Laura, also became writers. Benét attended Yale University where he published two collections of poetry, Five Men and Pompey (1915), The Drug-Shop (1917). His studies were interrupted by a year of civilian ...moreMore about Stephen Vincent Benét...