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Young Adventure

By Benét, Stephen Vincent

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Title: Young Adventure  
Author: Benét, Stephen Vincent
Language: English
Subject: Literature & thought, Literature and history, Literature & philosophy
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Foreword: Tinker In these days when the old civilization is crumbling beneath our feet, the thought of poetry crosses the mind like the dear memory of things that have long since passed away. In our passionate desire for the new era, it is difficult to refrain oneself from the commonplace practice of speculating on the effects of warfare and of prophesying all manner of novel rebirths. But it may be well for us to remember that the era which has recently closed was itself marked by a mad idealization of all novelties. In the literary movements of the last decade?when, indeed, any movement at all has been perceptible?we have witnessed a bewildering rise and fall of methods and ideals. We were captivated for a time by the quest of the golden phrase and the accompanying cultivation of exotic emotions; and then, wearying of the pretty and the temperamental, we plunged into the bloodshot brutalities of naturalism. From the smooth-flowing imitations of Tennyson and Swinburne, we passed into a false freedom that

Table of Contents
Contents Dedication Foreword by Chauncey Brewster Tinker I. The Drug-Shop, or, Endymion in Edmonstoun II. Rain after a Vaudeville Show The City Revisited Going Back to School Nos Immortales Young Blood The Quality of Courage Campus Sonnets: 1. Before an Examination 2. Talk 3. May Morning 4. Return -- 1917 Alexander VI Dines with the Cardinal of Capua The Breaking Point Lonely Burial 5


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