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A Shropshire Lad

Author : A. E. Housman
ISBN : 9781509848836
Genre : Poetry
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Evocative of ‘the blue remembered hills’ of his youth, Alfred Edward Housman’s A Shropshire Lad is a collection of sixty-three poems of extraordinary beauty and feeling. Set in a semi-imaginary pastoral Shropshire, Housman’s verse considers the helplessness of man, the fragility of life and the terrible effects of war, against the background of an achingly beautiful countryside. Inspirational for generations of readers, A Shropshire Lad, with its sweeping themes of youth and love, has found its way into the canon of English folksong and has been set to music by composers George Butterworth, John Ireland and Ralph Vaughan Williams. This beautiful Macmillan Collector’s Library edition of A. E. Housman's A Shropshire Lad features the superb wood engravings of the Vorticist artist and illustrator Agnes Miller Parker, and is accompanied by an afterword by Dr David Butterfield, Editor of the Housman Society Journal. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector’s Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector’s Library are books to love and treasure.

A Shropshire Lad

Author : Alfred Edward Housman
ISBN : STANFORD:36105040957305
Genre : Poetry
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Sixty-three lyric poems center on the exquisite but fleeting pleasures of life

A Shropshire Lad And Other Poems

Author : A.E. Housman
ISBN : 9780141919157
Genre : Poetry
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A. E. Housman was one of the best-loved poets of his day, whose poems conjure up a potent and idyllic rural world imbued with a poignant sense of loss. They are expressed in simple rhythms, yet show a fine ear for the subtleties of metre and alliteration. His scope is wide - ranging from religious doubt to intense nostalgia for the countryside. This volume brings together 'A Shropshire Lad' (1896) and 'Last Poems' (1922), along with the posthumous selections 'More Poems' and 'Additional Poems', and three translations of extracts from Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides that display his mastery of Classical literature.

A Shropshire Lad

Author : Mervyn Horder
ISBN : UCSD:31822010001212
Genre : Music
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Three Poems From A Shropshire Lad

Author : Willie B. Manson
ISBN : UCLA:L0098230519
Genre : Songs (Medium voice) with piano
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A Shropshire Lad

Author : Sir Arthur Somervell
ISBN : PSU:000031332446
Genre : Song cycles
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A Shropshire Lad And Last Poems

Author : A. E. Housman
ISBN : 1420938932
Genre : Poetry
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Alfred Edward Housman (1859-1936) was an English poet and classical scholar whose work became a major force in turn-of-the-century English poetry. Unlike his contemporaries, Houseman's poetry does not qualify as Romantic, Victorian or Modernist, and is not overly sentimental or optimistic; instead, his deeply pessimistic and ironic poetry, written clearly and succinctly, earned Housman notoriety as one of the foremost classicists of his time. His best-known work, "A Shropshire Lad", is a cycle of 63 poems set in a half-imaginative Shropshire, and explores themes of death, the fleetingness of love, and the passing of youth. The poems became increasingly popular at the time of World War I because of their depiction of brave English soldiers. In the early 1920s, Houseman's closest friend and old Oxford roommate, Moses Jackson, was dying, prompting Housman to compile his "Last Poems" for Jackson to read. The forty-one previously unpublished poems were so titled because Housman felt his inspiration had been exhausted. Indeed, these proved to be his last published works.

Eleven Songs From A Shropshire Lad

Author : George Butterworth
ISBN : STANFORD:36105041910238
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Songs Of A Shropshire Lad Words By A E Housman Reveille When The Lad For Longing Sighs Loveliest Of Trees Say Lad Have You Things To Do

Author : Graham PEEL
ISBN : OCLC:754415356
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Eleven Housman Songs

Author : George Butterworth
ISBN : UOM:39015033628317
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