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Published by University of Birmingham in Birmingham .
Written in English


  • Housman, A. E. -- 1859-1936.

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Thesis (M.A.)- Univ. of Birmingham, Dept of Music.

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Open LibraryOL21213529M

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A classic and in retro design. Good stuff. The more you live with "A Shropshire Lad", the further into the landscape you go - the model for "A Spoon River Anthology", I think - it features a deceptively simple presentation of human complexities, rendered in /5(29). A powerful Easter poem by one of the most famous atheist poets. The poet A. E. Housman () published just two volumes of poems in his lifetime: A Shropshire Lad () and Last Poems ().Yet he remains one of the most widely-read poets of his era, on the strength of these two books and a selection of posthumously published poems. A E Housman. • Ranked # in the top poets. English poet and scholar, whose verse exerted a strong influence on later poets. Failing his final exams he left Oxford without a degree. Ever afterward he presented himself as a coldly reserved and aloof man, a recluse seemingly without emotional life. Few volumes of poetry in the English language have enjoyed as much success with both literary connoisseurs and the general reader as A. E. Housman's A Shropshire Lad, first published in Scholars and critics have seen in these timeless poems an elegance of taste and perfection of form and feeling comparable to the greatest of the classic.4/5.

A.E. Housman, in full Alfred Edward Housman, (born Ma , Fockbury, Worcestershire, Eng.—died Ap , Cambridge), English scholar and celebrated poet whose lyrics express a Romantic pessimism in a spare, simple style.. Housman, whose father was a solicitor, was one of seven children. He much preferred his mother; and her death on his 12th birthday . Last updated by jill d # on 9/20/ AM A. E. Housman: Poems a) Show that in lines 1–8 of “To an Athlete,” the meter includes five iambic tetrameter lines and three trochaic tetrameter lines. This poem is the first of four poems on this list from A. E. Housman’s first, self-published volume, A Shropshire Lad (). ‘To an Athlete Dying Young’. Housman fell in love with Moses Jackson, a fellow student and athlete, while studying at the University of Oxford in the late s. At first glance, it can be a major surprise that the author of the enormously popular poetry collection A Shropshire Lad was a classical scholar by the name of A.E. Housman. Alfred Edward Housman was born in Worcestershire, England, and he was profoundly affected by his mother’s death when he was He would become This Cambridge University professor of Latin left no .

Read texts from A Shropshire Lad and join the Genius community of scholars to learn the meaning behind the words. About A. E. Housman Alfred Edward Housman was born in and died in His most famouse work is A Shropshire Lad, a collection of poems that bring to . To an Athlete Dying Young BY A. E. HOUSMAN The time you won your town the race We chaired you through the market-place; Man and boy stood cheering by, And home we brought you shoulder-high. Today, the road all runners come, Shoulder-high we bring you home, And set you at your threshold down, Townsman of a stiller town. Smart lad, to slip File Size: 80KB.   Shropshire Lad | A. E. Housman | Single author | Audiobook full unabridged | English Content of the video and Sections beginning time (clickable) - Chapters of the audiobook: please see First.