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A. E. Housman (1859–1936)

Autor(a) de A Shropshire Lad

55+ Works 3,036 Membros 29 Reviews 24 Favorited

About the Author

A. E. Housman was born in Fockbury, Worcestershire, England on March 26, 1859. In 1877, he attended St. John's College, Oxford and received first class honours in classical moderations. He worked as clerk in the Patent Office in London for ten years. During this time he studied Greek and Roman mostrar mais classics intensively, and in 1892 was appointed professor of Latin at University College, London. In 1911 he became professor of Latin at Trinity College, Cambridge, a post he held until his death. He only published two volumes of poetry during his lifetime: A Shropshire Lad and Last Poems. He died on April 30, 1936. A third volume, More Poems, was released posthumously in 1936 by his brother as was an edition of Housman's Complete Poems in 1939. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras de A. E. Housman

A Shropshire Lad (1896) 1,500 cópias
More Poems (1936) 154 cópias
Last Poems (1922) 115 cópias
Introductory lecture: 1892 (1937) 13 cópias
Unkind to Unicorns (1995) 11 cópias
Poetry and Prose (1971) 10 cópias
A Concordance to the Poems of A. E. Housman (1940) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Loveliest of Trees 1 exemplar(es)
Tales of the Gold Rush 1 exemplar(es)
Bredon Hill {poem} 1 exemplar(es)
Digte 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contribuinte — 1,276 cópias
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuinte, algumas edições930 cópias
The Nation's Favourite Poems (1996) — Contribuinte, algumas edições628 cópias
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Contribuinte, algumas edições449 cópias
World War One British Poets (1997) — Contribuinte — 405 cópias
Fables for Our Time and Famous Poems Illustrated (1940) — Contribuinte — 386 cópias
The Penguin Book of Homosexual Verse (1983) — Contribuinte — 238 cópias
De Bello Civili (1928) — Editor, algumas edições230 cópias
The Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature (1998) — Contribuinte — 161 cópias
Poetry of the First World War: an anthology (2013) — Contribuinte — 130 cópias
Warrior (1986) — Contribuinte — 114 cópias
The Norton Book of Travel (1987) — Contribuinte — 111 cópias
The Norton Book of Friendship (1991) — Contribuinte — 96 cópias
Storytelling and Other Poems (1949) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias
Housman Country: Into the Heart of England (2016) — Contribuinte — 86 cópias
The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children (1994) — Contribuinte — 73 cópias
The Name of Love: Classic Gay Love Poems (1995) — Contribuinte — 51 cópias
A Quarto of Modern Literature (1935) — Contribuinte — 40 cópias
The Easter Book of Legends and Stories (1947) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
The Satires (Classical) (Latin Edition) (1979) — Editor, algumas edições31 cópias
Dark of the Moon: Poems of Fantasy and the Macabre (1947) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
Loss: An Anthology (1997) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Fairy Poems (2023) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
Trees: A Celebration (1989) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Spring World, Awake: Stories, Poems, and Essays (1970) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Men and Women: The Poetry of Love (1970) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
An Adult's Garden of Bloomers (1966) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
For Lucasta, with Rue (1999) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias


Conhecimento Comum



A very thought-provoking little book, Housman's A SHROPSHIRE LAD, first published in 1896, was a bestseller in England during the Great War, and no wonder, with it overarching theme of the shortness and fragility of life, coupled with pieces that point directly at war and answering the call to arms ("The Recruit"), and the gruesome result ("The Day of Battle"). Although Housman was writing of the Boer Wars, the sentiment was the same.

I've been reading a lot lately about the First World War, so was moved to glance through Housman's minor masterpiece once again. My version is this flimsy International Pocket Library edition, bought new for only fifty cents more than fifty years ago. It's well-traveled, and looks it. Probably its most famous poem is "To an Athlete Dying Young."

Barely fifty pages, but there's much food for thought here. Very highly recommended.

- Tim Bazzet, author of the memoir, BOOKLOVER
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TimBazzett | outras 15 resenhas | Nov 9, 2022 |
At school many years ago we compared Herrick’s “Fair Daffodils” and Housman’s “Loveliest of Trees”. I don’t think it’s possible to say which is “best”: they are both perfect. I remember my mother quoting or reading “On Wenlock Edge” when I was only about 7 or 8, and young enough to be a bit frightened at the Roman who was ashes under Uricon, even though I had no real idea of death. The ruins at Viroconium or Wroxeter are surprisingly big, pillars standing in a field as I recall once seeing. Housman gave us the phrases “the coloured counties”, “blue remembered hills” and "the land of lost content". Favourites: “Loveliest of Trees” and “On Wenlock Edge”. My copy is a tiny hardback still in its yellow and black dustjacket.… (mais)
PollyMoore3 | outras 15 resenhas | May 14, 2020 |
This was a fairly decent assembly of collected poems by the renowned poet A.E Housman. The rhyme schemes were simple and the themes not overtly complex. It was good reading, and a fast one too, but I felt there was a detachment between when it was written and now. Overall, worth reading- but briskly.

3 stars.
DanielSTJ | outras 7 resenhas | Feb 17, 2020 |
The poems were alright but overall the tone was very depressing.
bcrowl399 | Jun 15, 2019 |



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