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The making of A Shropshire lad

A. E. Housman

The making of A Shropshire lad

a manuscript variorum

by A. E. Housman

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Published by University of Washington Press in Seattle, Wash, London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Tom Burns Haber.
ContributionsHaber, Tom Burns.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22840217M

Alfred Edward Housman (/ ˈ h aʊ s m ən /; 26 March – 30 April ), usually known as A. E. Housman, was an English classical scholar and poet, best known to the general public for his cycle of poems A Shropshire l and almost epigrammatic in form, the poems wistfully evoke the dooms and disappointments of youth in the English : Alfred Edward Housman, 26 March . A.E. Housman has 88 books on Goodreads with ratings. A.E. Housman’s most popular book is A Shropshire Lad.

In the early years of the First World War many young men – including Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon – marched off to the Western Front with a copy of A.E. Housman’s little book of poems A Shropshire Lad in their pocket.. Though written 20 years earlier, the poems’ themes – of love and loss, youth and death, the passing of time, and the distance from home and places of past.   Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure. Evocative of 'the blue remembered hills' of his youth, Alfred Edward Housman's A Shropshire Lad is a collection of sixty-three poems of extraordinary beauty and feeling. Set in a semi Author: A. E. Housman.

A Shropshire Lad. Evocative of ‘the blue remembered hills’ of his youth, Alfred Edward Housman’s A Shropshire Lad is a collection of sixty-three poems of extraordinary beauty and in a semi-imaginary pastoral Shropshire, Housman’s verse considers the helplessness of man, the fragility of life and the terrible effects of war, against the background of an achingly beautiful.   Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project : A. E. Housman.


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Making of a Shropshire Lad: Manuscript Variorum Hardcover – June 1, by Tom Burns Haber (Author), A. Housman (Author)Cited by: 2.

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Open : The Making of A Shropshire Lad. A Manuscript Variorum. By TOM BURNS HABER. xii+ Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 75s.

net. By his will A. Housman (who died in ) empowered his brother Laurence to publish from his. A Shropshire Lad (k words; hours; Wikisource edition) A.E. Housman's first collection of 63 poems.

I enjoy his terse, rhyming style of very short lines, which he somehow makes look easy and almost conversational, particularly poems II, IV, XXIII, XXX, XXXIII, XLIV, XLIX, LXII, LXIII; it's particularly impressive how completely consistent they all are with each other.4/5.

Most recognized for his collection of poetry, The Shropshire Lad, he also left a large volume of secret homosexual works. His works often took as their subjects the English countryside, youth, and /5(3). INTRODUCTION The method of the poems in A Shropshire Lad illustrates better than any theory how poetry may assume the attire of reality, and yet in speech of the simplest, become in spirit the sheer quality of loveliness.

For, in these unobtrusive pages, there is nothing shunned which makes the spectacle of life parade its dark and painful, its ironic and cynical burdens, as well as those. From Clee to heaven the beacon burns, 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. A Shropshire Lad () is a cycle of sixty-three poems by the English poet Alfred Edward Housman. A Shropshire Lad was first published in at Housman's own expense after several publishers had turned it down, much to the surprise of his colleagues and students.

At first the book sold slowly, but during the Second Boer War, Housman's nostalgic depiction of rural life and young men's early 4/5(8). The book contains a full transcript of A Shropshire lad itself, also making it a superb present. Housman: Selected Prose A. Housman — Literary Criticism.

A Shropshire Lad is a cycle of sixty-three poems by the English poet Alfred Edward Housman. A Shropshire Lad was first published in at Housman's own expense after several publishers had turned.

A Shropshire Lad A Shropshire Lad, a collection of 63 poems by A.E. Housman, published in Housman’s lyrics express a Romantic pessimism in a clear, direct style. Lovely book, good, large typography and clean layout.

A Shropshire Lad is simply beautiful poetry, a landmark in literature/5(29). A Shropshire Lad is a collection of sixty-three poems by the English poet Alfred Edward Housman.

Some of the better-known poems in the book are "To an Athlete Dying Young", "Loveliest of Trees, the A Shropshire Lad - Read book online Read online: A Shropshire Lad is a collection of sixty-three poems by the English poet Alfred Edward Housman.

Housman published 'A Shropshire Lad' at his own expense after several publishers had rejected it (Bullen and Macmillan among them.) The copies sold slowly at first, but the South African war of helped to make popular its mixture of stoicism, patriotic pride.

pessimism and nostalgia. A Shropshire Lad, XXXVI White in the moon the long road lies, The moon stands blank above; White in the moon the long road lies That leads me from my love. Still hangs the hedge without a gust, Still, still the shadows stay: My feet upon the moonlit dust Pursue the ceaseless way.

LibraryThing Review User Review - - LibraryThing. My expectations for this poem cycle were confounded. I'd got it into my head that A Shropshire Lad was a rural idyll about bucolic farm boys, milk maids and nostalgic reveries about "blue remembered 4/5(6). Lovely book, good, large typography and clean layout.

A Shropshire Lad is simply beautiful poetry, a landmark in literature.4/5(45). A.E. Housman A Shropshire Lad Read by Samuel West unabridged. In A Shropshire Lad, A.E. Housman recreates a nostalgic world of lost love, lost youth, thwarted friendships, unfaithful girls, male bonding, untimely death and the uncertain glories of being a poems deal with the exuberance of youth – its aspirations and disappointments, its naïve certainties and tragic mistakes.

Making of A Shropshire lad. Seattle, University of Washington Press [] (OCoLC) Named Person: A E Housman: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: A E .A Shropshire Lad was first published in at Housman's own expense after several publishers had turned it down.

At first the book sold slowly, but during the Second Boer War, Housman's nostalgic depiction of rural life and young men's early deaths struck a chord with English readers and the book became a bestseller.A Shropshire Lad is a collection of sixty-three poems by the English poet Alfred Edward Housman, published in After a slow beginning, it rapidly grew in popularity, particularly among young readers.

Composers began setting the poems to music less than ten years after their first appearance.