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

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9780140424744: A Shropshire Lad and Other Poems: The Collected Poems of A. E. Housman (Penguin Classics)

A wonderful collection from one of England's best-loved poets

One of the most admired poets of his day, A.E. Housman wrote poems that conjure a potent and idyllic rural world imbued with a poignant sense of loss. Expressed in simple rhythms, they show a fine ear for the subtleties of meter and alliteration, and they touch on subjects ranging from religious doubt and doomed love to patriotic celebration of the soldier and intense nostalgia for the countryside. This volume brings together the works Housman published in his lifetime, A Shropshire Lad (1896) and Last Poems (1922), along with many posthumous selections and three translations of extracts from Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripedes that display his mastery of classical literature.

This edition has been revised by Archie Burnett and includes updated notes on the text and indexes of first lines and titles. It is introduced by Nick Laird and includes an afterword by John Sparrow. 

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A.E. Housman (1859-1936) was an English poet and classical scholar best known for his cycle of poems A Shropshire Lad.

Nick Laird is the author of two collections of poetry, the acclaimed novel Utterly Monkey, and, most recently, the novel Glover's Mistake. He lives in London.

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"Housman’s singular vision seized hold of the English imagination, inspiring not just a literary following but a generation of composers, like George Butterworth and Ralph Vaughan Williams, who sought to do musically what Housman had done with verse: to create a new and authentically English kind of song."
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Verlag: Penguin UK Jul 2010 (2010)
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Buchbeschreibung Penguin UK Jul 2010, 2010. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - A.E. Housman was one of the best-loved poets of his day, and A Shropshire Lad and Other Poems is a collection of poems whose elegant simplicity of form belies their hidden complexities. This Penguin Classics edition is introduced by Nick Laird with revisions by Archie Burnett and an afterword by John Sparrow. 'What are those blue remembered hills, What spires, what farms are those ' In this collection, A. E. Housman's poems, including'To an Athlete Dying Young', 'Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now' and 'When I Was One-and-Twenty', conjure up a potent and idyllic rural world imbued with a poignant sense of loss and sadness. Their scope is wide - ranging from religious doubt and doomed love to intense nostalgia for the countryside and patriotic celebration of the life of the soldier - and they are made all the more memorable by their distinctive diction and perfectly modulated rhythm and sound. This volume brings together the works Housman published in his lifetime, A Shropshire Lad (1896) and Last Poems (1922), along with the posthumous selections More Poems and Additional Poems , and three translations of extracts from Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides that display his mastery of Classical literature. This edition has been revised by Archie Burnett and includes updated notes on the text and indexes of first lines and titles. In his afterword, John Sparrow discusses Housman's methods of writing and melancholic temperament. Alfred Edward Housman (1859-1936) usually known as A.E. Housman, was an English poet and classical scholar, now best known for his cycle of poems A Shropshire Lad . If you enjoyed A Shropshire Lad and Other Poems , you might like John Clare's Selected Poems , also available in Penguin Classics. 288 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780140424744

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