See also: Juvenília
juvenilia pl (plural only)
- (literature, plural only) Works produced during an artist's or author's youth. [from 1620s]
- 1693, John Dryden, 'A Discourse on the Origin and Progress of Satire':
- ...rhyme was not his [Milton's] talent; he had neither the ease of doing it, nor the graces of it: which is manifest in his "Juvenilia" or verses written in his youth, where his rhyme is always constrained and forced,...
- 1996, Kathryn Lindskoog, 'Light in the Shadowlands':
- Lewis’s juvenilia is childlike, and the way it has been handled is childish.
- 1997, Tomoko Kuribayashi; Julie Tharp edd., quoting Susan Anne Carlson, “Incest and Rage in Charlotte Brontë’s Novelettes,”, quoted in 'Creating Safe Space,':
- Though there is a large body of criticism on Brontë’s novels, there are very few interpretations of the juvenilia, […]
- 2003, James Fenton, 'The Strength of Poetry':
- The last line, adapted from Coleridge, reminds us that we are never such kleptomaniacs as in our juvenilia.