A Shropshire Lad and Other Poems

The Collected Poems of A. E. Housman

A.E. Housman - Author

Nick Laird - Introduction by

Archie Burnett - Notes by

Archie Burnett - Revised by

John Sparrow - Afterword by

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ISBN 9780140424744 | 256 pages | 28 Sep 2010 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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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 touch on subjects ranging from religious doubt to intense nostalgia. This volume brings together A Shropshire Lad and Last Poems, along with many posthumous selections and three translations of extracts from Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides that display Housman's mastery of classical literature.

Introduction by Nick Laird






Appendix: The Name and Nature of Poetry

Notes on the Text

Index of First Lines

Index of Titled Poems

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