A Shropshire Lad and Other Poems

A E Housman was one of the best loved poets of his day, whose poems conjure up a potent and idyllic rural world imbued with a poignant sense of loss They are expressed in simple rhythms, yet show a fine ear for the subtleties of metre and alliteration His scope is wide ranging from religious doubt to intense nostalgia for the countryside This volume brings togetherA E Housman was one of the best loved poets of his day, whose poems conjure up a potent and idyllic rural world imbued with a poignant sense of loss They are expressed in simple rhythms, yet show a fine ear for the subtleties of metre and alliteration His scope is wide ranging from religious doubt to intense nostalgia for the countryside This volume brings together A Shropshire Lad 1896 and Last Poems 1922 , along with the posthumous selections More Poems and Additional Poems , and three translations of extracts from Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides that display his mastery of Classical literature.
A Shropshire Lad and Other Poems A E Housman was one of the best loved poets of his day whose poems conjure up a potent and idyllic rural world imbued with a poignant sense of loss They are expressed in simple rhythms yet show a fi

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  • Author: A.E. Housman Archie Burnett Nick Laird
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    A.E. Housman Archie Burnett Nick Laird

    Alfred Edward A.E Housman was a noted classical scholar and a poet To the wider public he is best known for his poem A Shropshire Lad 1896 , while to his fellow classicists it is his critical editing of Manilius that has earned him enduring fame.Housman was born on March 26, 1859 in Fockbury, Worcestershire, England, the eldest of seven children A gifted student Housman won a scholarship to Oxford where he performed well, but failed to gain a degree, due to his neglect, for various reasons, of subjects that did not pique his interest philosophy, and ancient history Frustrated he gained at job as a patent clerk, but continued his research in the classical studies, publishing a variety of well regarded papers After a decade his reputation was such that he was able to obtain a position at University College London 1992 In 1911 he took the Kennedy Professorship of Latin at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he remained for the rest of his life.As a scholar Housman concentrated on Latin His work on Manilus Astronomica , between 1903 30, where he published a five volume critical edition, is the definitive text Housman the poet produced lyrics that express a Romantic pessimism in a spare, simple style Some of the asperity and directness that appears in Housman s lyrics also is found in his scholarship, in which he defended common sense with a sarcastic wit that helped to make him widely feared.There are several biographies of Housman, and a The Housman Society housman society

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