Books Like Picnic by William Inge | Suggested Reading

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Andrew Marvell' s "To His Coy Mistress," published in 1681, is an early poem that argues that time is fleeting and that young lovers should seize the opportunity to be happy together, especially with respect to sexual intimacy; and "To the Virgins to Make Much of Time," a short poem written by Robert Herrick in 1648, that warns young women to marry quickly rather than wait for the perfect mate

Splendor in the Grass is a film written by Inge. Released in 1961, the film focuses on the love affair between a young teenage couple who cannot deal well with the sexual pressure and family interference that beset them.

Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy, published in 1925, explores the tragedy of young love when social status and economic gain push a young man to commit a horrible crime.

Bus Stop, written by Inge in 1955, is considered by many to...

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