A. E. Housman

A Critical Biography

  • Authors
  • Norman Page

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Norman Page
    Pages 16-28
  3. Norman Page
    Pages 29-46
  4. Norman Page
    Pages 47-63
  5. Norman Page
    Pages 64-95
  6. Norman Page
    Pages 96-127
  7. Norman Page
    Pages 128-161
  8. Norman Page
    Pages 162-178
  9. Norman Page
    Pages 179-206
  10. Norman Page
    Pages 207-208
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 209-236

About this book


A.E. Housman (1859-1936) was a poet of enormous popularity and widespread influence: a Latin scholar of the front rank, a superb prose stylist, a notable writer of comic verse and, thanks to the enormous success of A Shropshire Lad, one of the greatest and best-known poems in the English language, he became a legend in his own lifetime. Reissued to mark the centenary of the publication of A Shropshire Lad, Norman Page's highly-acclaimed biography is regarded as the most complete account of Housman's life and career available. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including much unpublished material, Norman Page provides us with a fascinating insight into Housman the poet, the scholar and the man. `By far the best biography of Housman we have ...' - Andrew Motion, Times Literary Supplement


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