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Description - A Shropshire Lad by A. E. Housman

A collection of sixty-three short poems, "A Shropshire Lad" lingers on themes of youthfulness and mortality, taking as its setting a Shropshire half imagined by the poet, and thereby rendered all the more idyllic. In strikingly simple verses, including the famous stanzas known as 'When I was one-and-twenty', Housman creates a beautifully nostalgic, even wistful poem, haunted by considerations of the transience of youth in a society in which young men are sent to war and to work. This volume makes a valuable cultural addition to a society in which such themes remain so current.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781843911777
ISBN-10: 1843911779
Format: Paperback
Pages: 104
Imprint: Hesperus Press Ltd
Publisher: Hesperus Press Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - A. E. Housman

Alfred Edward Housman was an eminent classicist, holding the Professorship of Latin at University College London, and a poet. He is best known for the collection of poems known as A Shropshire Lad and for his translations of Juvenal, Manilius and Lucan.

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