Quotes by A. E. Housman

About A. E. Housman:

Alfred Edward 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 [2]. Their beauty, simplicity and distinctive imagery appealed strongly to late Victorian and Edwardian taste, and to many early 20th-century English composers (beginning with Arthur Somervell) both before and after the First World War. Through their song-settings, the poems became closely associated with that era, and with Shropshire itself.

Author Bio

  • NameA. E. Housman
  • DescriptionEnglish classical scholar and poet
  • AliasesA. E. Housman
  • BornMarch 26, 1859
  • DiedApril 30, 1936
  • CountryUnited Kingdom
  • ProfessionPoet; Author; Classical Philologist