A. E. Housman

A. E. Housman, full name Alfred Edward Housman, was an English classical scholar and poet, best known for his cycle of poems 'A Shropshire Lad'. Housman's poetry, characterized by its simplicity and emotional directness, often dealt with themes of mortality and the fleeting nature of youth and love. He was born on March 26, 1859, in Worcestershire, and died on April 30, 1936. In addition to his poetry, Housman was a highly respected scholar of Latin literature, particularly the works of the Roman poet Horace.


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  1. 1. The Collected Poems of A. E. Housman

    This collection gathers the poetic works of a renowned English classical scholar. His poetry, often very personal and emotional, reflects themes of lost love, nature, and the fleetingness of life. The poems are characterized by their simple and clear language, melodic qualities, and deeply melancholic tone. This anthology is a comprehensive representation of the poet's life work, offering insight into his inner world and his profound reflections on human existence.