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Alfred Edward Housman

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  1. English poet (1859-1936)


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Alfred Edward Housman a.k.a. A. E. Housman: Alfred Edward Housman, 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.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of British Poetry (2015)

by Robert R. Watson

The Housman Society: Alfred Edward Housman. Available online. URL: http:// Accessed May10, 2005. Page, Norman. A.E. Housman:A Critical Biography. New York: Schocken Books, 1983. Entry Author: Persoon ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Literary Pseudonyms in the English Language (2015)

by T.J. Carty

Alfred Edward Housman ERASMUS, SAREL Douglas Blackburn EREMUS John Wilson ERIC Eric Oliver ...

Google previewPaperback Oxford English Dictionary (2012)

by Oxford Dictionaries,, Maurice Waite

(1859–1936; full name Alfred Edward Housman), English poet, best known for the collection A Shropshire Lad.

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I could no more define poetry than a terrier can define a rat. (Alfred Edward Housman)
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