Who is A. E. Housman

Alfred Edward Housman (/ˈhaʊsmən/; 26 March 1859 – 30 April 1936), 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 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.

Housman was one of the foremost classicists of his age and has been ranked as one of the greatest scholars who ever lived. He established ...
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  • Mogalore: writers inspirational quotes nature, not content with denying him the ability to think, has endowed him with the ability to write. - a. e. housman
  • Imogalore: writers inspirational quotes nature, not content with denying him the ability to think, has endowed him with the ability to write. - a. e. housman
  • Yuqincai: speak now, and i will answer; how shall i help you, say; ere to the wind's twelve quarters i take my endless way. a.e. housman
  • Luna_bmw: never give your heart away, it will cost your happiness bring emotional pain, and lead you to endless sorrow -a. e. housman
  • Welfordwrites: on wenlock edge, a poem by a e housman. a poem from “a shropshire lad” that relates modern angst to that of an ancient roman. click the link!
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