This chapter ponders on “that age”—a period of artistic expression in the author's life, which coincided with the tensions of the fifties, especially the conflicts that arose during that period. The fifties was a threatening time—a “severe and destructive age” wherein freedom of expression was necessarily limited, yet the author had, within this period, agonized over a more coherent framework for his own artistic expression. Where he had once turned to beauty, as a young man, he could now also see the ugliness in the world, and realize with some dismay that he himself, and not so much his poetry, that had entered maturity.
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