The Poems of A.E.Housman
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Poems of A.E.Housman by A. E. Housman
Book DescriptionThis is the first complete edition of A. E. Housman's poetry, unprecedented in the extent to which it reveals the shaping processes of his poetic thought. To the major poetry of The Collected Poems (1939) it adds a substantial body of light verse and juvenilia, some of it printed, or collected, for the first time; and it revises the texts - particularly the posthumously published poems and notebook fragments - in the light of a comprehensive survey of manuscript and printed sources, recording all textual variants. As well as charting his compositional practices, the edition illuminates the many sources, from Biblical and Classical to contemporary, which influenced Housman - consciously or unconsciously - in his choice of ideas, images, and phraseology. Drawing on the poet's two commonplace books, works he is known to have read, and volumes from his library, the editor's commentary traces the remarkable range of his echoes and allusions, which have never before been explored in such detail. The introduction and commentary also cover dating and other textual matters, information on persons, places, and historical context, and Housman's linguistic usage.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198123224
(224mm x 147mm x 48mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 18-Dec-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Shropshire Lad, Hardback (April 2012)
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Astronomicon: Volume 4, Liber Quartus, Paperback (November 2011)
This volume contains the Latin text of the fourth book of Manilius, first published in 1920 and then reissued in a second edition in 1937.
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The Latin text of the first book of Manilius, originally published in 1903 and then reissued in a second edition in 1937.
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