Here is youth speaking -- essentially modern in the final analysis of a plea for life without codification, faith grown from within not superimposed from without. Through brilliant critical analysis of the moderns in literature and art, Beevers, one of the editors of Time and Tide, shows how Lawrence and Joyce and Eliot and others of their fall back on shibboleths of one sort of faith or another -- or make a faith of its destruction and disillusionment -- but really dare not be wholly themselves. It's amusing reading -- challenging -- flippant -- hypercritical -- fun to read. For young -- and somewhat self-conscious intellectual snobs. For older readers who like to know what youth is thinking. In the final chapter, Beevers presents his own creed.