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A Shropshire Lad And Other Poems



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Author: Housman, A E
ISBN: 9780140424744
Publisher: Penguin UK
Year First Published: 2010
Pages: 288
Dimensions: 198mm x 132mm x 17mm
Format: Paperback / softback

‘All things may end, for all began; And truth and singleness of heart Are mortal even as is man’ A. E. Housman (1859 – 1936) was one of the best-loved poets of his day. His poems 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. Revised edition by ARCHIE BURNETT with an afterword by JOHN LAIRD