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Western Star

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Title:Western Star
Author:
Benét, Stephen Vincent   
(29 of 29 for author by title)
Too Early Spring: from "Tales Before Midnight"
Published:   1943
Publisher:Farrar & Rinehart, Inc
Tags:fiction, poetry, Pulitzer Prize
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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, Western Star. His untimely death leaves only this part of his project. [Suggest a different description.]

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Stephen Vincent Benét (July 22, 1898 – March 13, 1943) was an American author, poet, short story writer, and novelist. Benét is best known for his book-length narrative poem of the American Civil War, John Brown's Body (1928), for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1929, and for two short stories, "The Devil and Daniel Webster" (1936) and "By the Waters of Babylon" (1937). In 2009, The Library of America selected Benét’s story "The King of the Cats" (1929) for inclusion in its two-century retrospective of American Fantastic Tales, edited by Peter Straub.

Benét's fantasy short story about a devil, The Devil and Daniel Webster (1936) won an O. Henry Award. He furnished the material for Scratch, a one-act opera by Douglas Moore. The story was filmed in 1941 and shown originally under the title All That Money Can Buy. Benét also wrote a sequel, Daniel Webster and the Sea Serpent, in which the man Daniel Webster encounters the Leviathan of biblical legend. He was awarded a posthumous Pulitzer Prize in 1944 for Western Star, an unfinished narrative poem on the settling of the United States.--Wikipedia.

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