A Shropshire Lad and Other Poems: The Collected Poems of A. E. Housman (Penguin Classics)

A Shropshire Lad and Other Poems: The Collected Poems of A. E. Housman (Penguin Classics)

A.E. Housman


A great assortment from considered one of England's best-loved poets

One of the main well known poets of his day, A.E. Housman wrote poems that conjure a effective and idyllic rural global imbued with a poignant feel of loss. Expressed in easy rhythms, they convey an outstanding ear for the subtleties of meter and alliteration, and so they contact on subjects ranging from spiritual doubt and doomed love to patriotic party of the soldier and severe nostalgia for the nation-state. This quantity brings jointly the works Housman released in his lifetime, A Shropshire Lad (1896) and Last Poems (1922), besides many posthumous decisions and 3 translations of extracts from Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripedes that show his mastery of classical literature.

This version has been revised via Archie Burnett and includes updated notes at the textual content and indexes of first strains and titles. it's brought by way of Nick Laird and includes an afterword by John Sparrow. 

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