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Stephen Vincent Benét

(1898—1943)


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(1898–1943),

American poet, is best known for his narrative poem of the Civil War, John Brown's Body (1928), and for some of the poems in Ballads and Poems (1931), including the popular ‘American Names’, with its resounding last line, ‘Bury my heart at Wounded Knee’.

Subjects: Literature.


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