from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. Works, particularly written or artistic works, produced in an author's or artist's youth.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Works produced during an artist's or author's youth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Things done (especially written) in youth; juvenile writings or works of art.
My juvenilia is on the shelf for anyone to look at.
Heydt-Stevenson importantly insists that the "abandon" of the juvenilia is not "entirely repressed" in
Juliet McMaster explores how in juvenilia in general the presence of "sexual knowingness in a child, especially a girl" is usually met with "resistance": "[w] riting and doing it are seen as perilously close, although the same assumption would not apply in the case of subjects less loaded" ( "Virginal Representations" 304-5, close window
Only now is Williams 'piece of late' juvenilia 'getting its European premiere and Sansom's production makes the case for it to be regarded as no less enduring than the O'Neill in terms of its themes but also richly distinctive in its own turbulent atmosphere.
There is just no excuse for this kind of juvenilia anymore:
"juvenilia" performs simultaneously to sexualize and desexualize the narrative of an authorial career.
I've gotten about halfway thru the 550-page 2nd volume of the Library Edition; I've finished, that is, all the poems he formally published & collected during his lifetime (the collection of record, which more or less signalled the close of Ruskin's already negelected poetic career, came out in 1850, when he was 31), & have just embarked on the real live "juvenilia," starting with the bits of precocious doggerel he was cranking out at 7 or so ....
We also shared bits of our most embarrassing juvenilia.
Some of us think quite highly of your juvenilia – it should certainly be put on line.
The archive includes very early influences from his mother, a freelance journalist, who would sweep away the breakfast things and type short stories all morning, while Alan sat under the table doing his own juvenilia on a toy typewriter.
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