The Collected Poems of A.E. Housman, Paperback Book

The Collected Poems of A.E. Housman Paperback

Part of the Wordsworth Poetry Library series

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With an Introduction and Notes by Michael Irwin, University of Kent at Canterbury. Housman's melodic and memorable poems have been popular for over a century.

He writes typically of lost love, of the brevity of happiness, of young soldiers doomed to die.

Admirers have found his work elegant and resonant; detractors have thought much of it mannered and glib.

But Housman speaks with two voices: the smooth texts conceal a dark sub-text.

This tormented and secretive man wrote poems alive with indirect self-disclosure.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9781853264115

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This has a short introduction to Housman's life and work.Also notes on the text,an index of first lines and an index of titled poems.Of course it gives ''A Shropshire Lad,but also' Last Poems','More Poems','Additional Poems' and 'Translations'. A good cheap introduction to this great poet.