Courage

Courage➯ Courage Read ➸ Author J.M. Barrie – Heartforum.co.uk Upon his election as Lord Rector of St Andrew s University, Sir JM Barrie delivered an inaugural address in which he sought to inspire the youth sitting before him His stirring words on the subject of Upon his election as Lord Rector of St Andrew s University, Sir JM Barrie delivered an inaugural address in which he sought to inspire the youth sitting before him His stirring words on the subject of Courage are just as invigorating today, than eight decades after they appeared in book form inBarrie advised young people never to ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own to know what you mean to insist on helping to learn how world shaking situations arise and how they can be countered and to doubt those who deny you the right of partnership Charming, candid, and stimulation, Barrie s address is a rousing example of how he championed the spirit of young people Of his daring comments, he said, I sound to myself as if I were advocating a rebellion, though I am really asking for a larger friendship Scottish writer SIR JAMES MATTHEW BARRIE was the author of, most famously, Peter Pan, as well as numerous plays, stories, and novels, including The Little Minister, The Little White Bird, and What Every Woman Knows.

Sir James Matthew Barrie, st Baronet, OM was a Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as the creator of Peter PanThe son of a weaver, Barrie studied at the University of Edinburgh He took up journalism, worked for a Nottingham newspaper, and contributed to various London journals before moving to London in His early works, Auld Licht Idylls and A Window in Thrums , contain fictional sketches of Scottish life and are commonly seen as representative of the Kailyard school The publication of The Little Minister established his reputation as a novelist During the next years Barrie continued writing novels, but gradually his interest turned toward the theatreIn London he met the Llewelyn Davies boys who inspired him in writing about a baby boy who has magical adventures in Kensington Gardens included in The Little White Bird , then to write Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn t Grow Up, a fairy play about this ageless boy and an ordinary girl named Wendy who have adventures in the fantasy setting of Neverland This play quickly overshadowed his previous work and although he continued to write successfully, it became his best known work, credited with popularising the name Wendy, which was very uncommon previouslyBarrie unofficially adopted the Davies boys following the deaths of their parents Before his death, he gave the rights to the Peter Pan works to Great Ormond Street Hospital, which continues to benefit from them.

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  • Paperback
  • 56 pages
  • Courage
  • J.M. Barrie
  • English
  • 07 May 2019
  • 1596050438

10 thoughts on “Courage

  1. Sierra says:

    got this book as a graduation present my mama got me the copy that was in amelia earhart s personal library

  2. Chelsey says:

    This is Barrie s talk to the the graduating class of St Andrews University in 1922 He tells the students to not be afraid to overcome the sins of their betters and to hold onto the hopes that light up their faces But he also reminds both them and the reader that they too will one day be called to account for their actions.I love short little pockets of inspiration like this J.M Barrie is a fantastic writer and this last lecture is full of the witticisms and soft humour that he s known f This is Barrie s talk to the the graduating class of St Andrews University in 1922 He tells the students to not be afraid to overcome the sins of their betters and to hold onto the hopes that light up their faces But he also reminds both them and the reader that they too will one day be called to account for their actions.I love short little pockets of inspiration like this J.M Barrie is a fantastic writer and this last lecture is full of the witticisms and soft humour that he s known for You could thumb through it in under an hour but that would waste the magic This is a book best savoured, allowing yourself ample opportunity to mull over each little nugget of thought Best read in spurts over a long summer s day

  3. Jayme says:

    I really wanted to love this piece I attended St Andrews and was hoping for some good memories and a dash of wisdom But I don t think I d recommend Barrie s speech very widely, even after reading with a generous eye It s short took me about half an hour to read Delivered in 1922, it has some prescient insights about the nature of war And it does have some wonderfully lyrical lines But it offers very little on the quality that gives the talk its name, nor on other qualities that might he I really wanted to love this piece I attended St Andrews and was hoping for some good memories and a dash of wisdom But I don t think I d recommend Barrie s speech very widely, even after reading with a generous eye It s short took me about half an hour to read Delivered in 1922, it has some prescient insights about the nature of war And it does have some wonderfully lyrical lines But it offers very little on the quality that gives the talk its name, nor on other qualities that might help undergraduates embarking into the world I d look for edification elsewhere

  4. Judy Desetti says:

    I read this after finishing The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxiely He wrote about it in the author s notes as a source of inspiration An interesting speech about Courage and what youth should aspire to in life Written for the 1922 graduation class of St Andrews in England He wrote about WW I and the courage as a youth to make sure that they engage in current events in order to know what the issues are and where the course of history is going in order to avoid another war Lots of things to t I read this after finishing The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxiely He wrote about it in the author s notes as a source of inspiration An interesting speech about Courage and what youth should aspire to in life Written for the 1922 graduation class of St Andrews in England He wrote about WW I and the courage as a youth to make sure that they engage in current events in order to know what the issues are and where the course of history is going in order to avoid another war Lots of things to thing about a speech often referred to in other speech s and in literature

  5. Aly says:

    I m curious about how this sounded as it was delivered, because it felt a tad disjointed as I read it Regardless, it was a fascinating read a rectorial address given at St Andrews between the two World Wars.

  6. Paul says:

    This is Barrie s lecture to a college class graduating in the early 1920s he encourages them not to defer to their betters who have just demonstrated their failings by not avoiding WWI.

  7. Budd says:

    There are some really quotable lines in this speech, but I think for the most part the speech was aimed at a very specific audience and without a lot of context seems disjointed.

  8. Kimberly says:

    The thoughts expressed in the book just did not flow as well as I would have expected from such an accomplished author It does, in fact, readlike a speech, which it was it was.

  9. Skye says:

    Tragic, given the timing, but still moving today.

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