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The collected poems of A. E. Housman

A. E. Housman

The collected poems of A. E. Housman

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Published by J. Cape in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statement[A.E. Housman].
SeriesFrye annotated -- no. 97
ContributionsFrye, Northrop.
The Physical Object
Pagination256 p.
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20052264M

Thus it seems churlish for his detractors to take the rather meagre amount of poetry he produced and deride it for it's lack of thematic multiplicity. He is a noted scholar and poet, famed for his sparse, simplistic style. Housman's poetry should first acknowledge that he was never a poet in the Unrequited love and youthful death are the author's recurrent themes. Housman, being one of the most famous and widely read poets of the early twentieth century, is certainly worthy of praise.

At just four lines, this is the shortest Housman poem in this list. Furthermore, they simultaneously depict a man who was deeply pessimistic and obsessed with death, and, on the other hand, illustrate a man who was also very much concerned with love, youth, life and the fleetingness of the these concepts. And since to look at things in bloom Fifty springs are little room, About the woodlands I will go To see the cherry hung with snow. Housman, being one of the most famous and widely read poets of the early twentieth century, is certainly worthy of praise.

Click on the title of each poem to read it. Housman song settings[ edit ] Housman's poetry, especially A Shropshire Lad, was set to music by many British, and in particular English, composers in the first half of the 20th century. And found the writer neat. The final line of this underrated poem — about the fading of hope as we grow older — provided Colin Dexter with the title of his final Inspector Morse novel, The Remorseful Day


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The collected poems of A. E. Housman book

In brief, this collection presents the literary highlights of Housman's career, and this will be most appreciated by readers new to Housman's poetry. A glossary or footnotes at the back of this book would be appreciated in any further editions, in order to allow readers to gain more understanding of the other The collected poems of A.

E. Housman book and authors that Housman was influenced by. A glossary or footnotes at the back of this book would be appreciated in any further editions, in order to allow readers to gain more understanding of the other poets and authors that Housman was influenced by. Housman's poetry should first acknowledge that he was never a poet in the Unrequited love and youthful death are the author's recurrent themes.

A masterful collection. His 'Collected Poems' are therefore a valuable read because they allow readers to gain an impression of the author's mind, opinions and lifestyle. Housman in particular, will recognize a major literary event in the publication of this volume, for it makes available for the first time some lines of hitherto unpublished poetry by the well-loved author of A Shropshire Lad.

It is easy to understand why Housman's sensitive and sympathetic depictions of heroic English soldiers influenced and affected his readers, as his poetry is often written in an uncomplicated, yet sensitive style, which allows readers to feel as if they are witnessing events almost as the poet writes them down.

This poem is the first of four poems on this list from A. In addition the editor has provided a list of variants which the poet inserted into his printers' copies of A Shropshire Lad and Last Poems.

In the material that shows the poet's revisions of his own writings, the reader is afforded an intimate glimpse into the creative processes of a poetic genius, a privilege that will be especially appreciated by students and critics.

A closeted homosexual, Housman's poetry is perhaps most distinctive for it allusive qualities. Furthermore, they simultaneously depict a man who was deeply pessimistic and obsessed with death, and, on the other hand, illustrate a man who was also very much concerned with love, youth, life and the fleetingness of the these concepts.

Housman's homosexuality and his love for Moses Jackson. This eBook is no longer available for sale. Nov 26, Ivan rated it it was amazing Unrequited love and youthful death are the author's recurrent themes.

Furthermore, they simultaneously depict a man who was deeply pessimistic and obsessed with death, and, on the other hand, illustrate a man who was also very much concerned with love, youth, life and the fleetingness of the these concepts.

Sometimes they wanted a little alteration, sometimes none; sometimes the lines needed in order to make a complete poem would come later, spontaneously or with 'a little coaxing'; sometimes he had to sit down and finish the poem with his head.

Housman died on April 30, in Cambridge. Click on the title of each poem to read it. These poems are also intriguing to read if you are a Shakespeare fan, as it is possible to spot many Shakespeare references in Housman's writing.

Of its four stanzas, Housman tells us that two were 'given' him ready made; one was coaxed forth from his subconsciousness an hour or two later; the remaining one took months of conscious composition.

This included his Epitaph on an Army of Mercenaries, honouring the British Expeditionary Forcean elite but small force of professional soldiers, 'a rapier amongst scythes' [28] sent to Belgium at the start of the war.

Manufacturers, suppliers and others provide what you see here, and we have not verified it. His 'Collected Poems' are therefore a valuable read because they allow readers to gain an impression of the author's mind, opinions and lifestyle.

He is a noted scholar and poet, famed for his sparse, simplistic style. Towards the end of World War I he was working on his cycle Ludlow and Teme, for voice and string quartet published in[36] and went on to compose the eight-song cycle The Western Playland in To put the world between us We parted, stiff and dry; 'Good-bye', said you, 'forget me.

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This volume constitutes the authorized canon of A.E. Housman's verse as it was established inthree years after his death. In contains A Shropshire Lad, Last Poems, More Poems, the Additional Poems, and the three translations from A.W.

A Shropshire Lad and Other Poems

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