YOUTH IS THE TIME by Robert Gesmner


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Romance, and light comedy with a purpose, is the story of a New York City university and a Boston intellectual, Christopher . He arrives there to give a course in Freshman Englishie offended by the alien faces and multiple accents that confront him, more interested in his subject than his students. One of them -- Eudenia, independent, impudent and a brilliant pupil, revitalizes Christopher's approach -- makes him want to be on a contemporary, equal level with his class. Faculty resentment and gossip over Eugenia and Christopher's radical methods of teaching lead to his discharge; the class, in loyalty, stages a demonstration and Christopher breaks the strike but leaves to marry his Eugenia. In part a spoof on professional aridity and book learning this is else a realistic close-up of a metropolitan .

Publisher: Scribner