A Selection from Young Adventure, A Book of Poems cover

A Selection from Young Adventure, A Book of Poems

Stephen Vincent Benét (1898-1943)

1. 01 – Dedication and Foreword
2. 02 – The Drug-Shop, or, Endymion in Edmonstoun
3. 03 – Rain after a Vaudeville Show
4. 04 – The City Revisited
5. 05 – Going Back to School
6. 06 – Nos Immortales
7. 07 – Young Blood
8. 08 – The Quality of Courage
9. 09 – Campus Sonnets: 1) Before an Examination, 2) Talk, 3) May Morning, 4) Return — 1917
10. 10 – Alexander VI Dines with the Cardinal of Capua
11. 11 – The Breaking Point
12. 12 – Lonely Burial
13. 13 – Dinner in a Quick Lunch Room
14. 14 – The Hemp
15. 15 – Poor Devil!
16. 16 – Ghosts of a Lunatic Asylum
17. 17 – The White Peacock

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Summary

Stephen Vincent Benét (July 22, 1898 – March 13, 1943) was an American author, poet, short story writer and novelist. He 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” and “By the Waters of Babylon”.It was a line of Benét’s poetry that gave the title to Dee Brown’s famous history of the destruction of Native American tribes by the United States: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.