Young Adventure, A Book of Poems

Stephen Vincent BENÉT (1898 - 1943)

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 Benet'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. (Summary excerpted from Wikipedia)

This recording includes the Dedication, Foreword and first 16 poems from Young Adventure, A Book of Poems.

Genre(s): Poetry

Language: English

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