Benét[bĭ-nāˈ], William Rose 1886-1950.
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, William Rose 1886-1950.
American writer and editor whose works include poetry, novels, and The Reader's Encyclopedia (1948). His brother Stephen Vincent Benét (1898-1943), also a writer, is best known for his Civil War narrative poem John Brown's Body (1928).