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Alfred Edward Housman. Biography



јльфред Ёдвард ’аусман (Alfred Edward Housman)


Alfred Edward Housman (26 March 1859 Ц 30 April 1936), 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 Lad. Lyrical and almost epigrammatic in form, the poems wistfully evoke the dooms and disappointments of youth in the English countryside. Their beauty, simplicity and distinctive imagery appealed strongly to late Victorian and Edwardian taste, and to many early 20th-century English composers both before and after the First World War. Through their song-settings, the poems became closely associated with that era, and with Shropshire itself.

Housman was one of the foremost classicists of his age and has been ranked as one of the greatest scholars who ever lived. He established his reputation publishing as a private scholar and, on the strength and quality of his work, was appointed Professor of Latin at University College London and then at the University of Cambridge. His editions of Juvenal, Manilius and Lucan are still considered authoritative.



Alfred Edward Housman's Poems:
  1. When I Was One-and-Twenty
  2. Into My Heart an Air that Kills
  3. The Chestnut Casts His Flambeaux
  4. Crossing Alone the Nighted Ferry
  5. When I Came Last To Ludlow
  6. Infant Innocence
  7. Here Dead We Lie
  8. Reveille
  9. Could Man Be Drunk Forever
  10. Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now

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