The Collected Poems of A.E. Housman Paperback
Part of the Wordsworth Poetry Library series
With an Introduction and Notes by Michael Irwin, University of Kent at Canterbury.
Housman's melodic and memorable poems have been popular for over a century.
He writes typically of lost love, of the brevity of happiness, of young soldiers doomed to die.
Admirers have found his work elegant and resonant; detractors have thought much of it mannered and glib.
But Housman speaks with two voices: the smooth texts conceal a dark sub-text.
This tormented and secretive man wrote poems alive with indirect self-disclosure.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/05/1994
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9781853264115