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by Alfred Edward Housman,William S. Braithwaite,Randolph Brown,Adolph Caso,J. Randolph Brown

A Shropshire Lad download ebook
ISBN:
0828314551
ISBN13:
978-0828314558
Author:
Alfred Edward Housman,William S. Braithwaite,Randolph Brown,Adolph Caso,J. Randolph Brown
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Branden Books (June 23, 2014)
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64 pages
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A Shropshire Lad. Published by Branden Books (1989). ISBN 10: 0828314551 ISBN 13: 9780828314558. Introduction by William Stanley Braithwaite. Introduction By A. E. (Alfred Edward) Housman. The Canterbury tales. Last Poems by A. Housman. By A.

A Shropshire Lad is a collection of sixty-three poems by the English poet Alfred Edward Housman, published in 1896. Composers began setting the poems to music less than ten years after their first appearance, and many parodists have satirised Housman's themes and poetic style.

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A Shropshire Lad - A. The Project Gutenberg EBook of A Shropshire Lad, by A. This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with. almost no restrictions whatsoever. Release Date: June 2, 2009. Last Updated: February 4, 2013. I was surprised to find I hadn't read A Shropshire Lad before. I had read a number of the poems, all rather good, and there are a number of phrases which have entered general circulation.

Title: A Shropshire Lad. Release Date: June 2, 2009 Last Updated: February 4, 2013. Produced by Albert Imrie, and David Widger. The method of the poems in A Shropshire Lad illustrates better than any theory how poetry may assume the attire of reality, and yet in speech of the simplest, become in spirit the sheer quality of loveliness. For, in these unobtrusive pages, there is nothing shunned which makes the spectacle of life parade its dark and painful, its ironic and cynical burdens, as well as those images with happy and exquisite aspects. by. Housman, A. (Alfred Edward), 1859-1936; Medici Society; Riccardi Press, printer.

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Probably no poetry in modern times has had as much influence on the literary world as A. E. Housman's A Shropshire Lad. As the New York Times said, "Housman has miniatured man's fate to the last twist of the knife and still he has made it bearable with the demonstration that truth and beauty go with it." This edition contains commissioned art works by Randolph Brown, famous Boston artist at the turn of the century; it also includes an Introduction by William Stanley Braithwaite.
Reviews:
  • Xor
I am a consumer of the written word, not a writer, but I have a college degree and I cannot understand why Houseman's work is looked down upon by professional "critics." Maybe they have never lived in a gorgeous countryside with all the beauty and struggle that occurs there for every living thing, from the insects in the pasture, the blade of grass reaching for the sunlight, to the grazing animals, the bird life and the bending backs of the humans tending the fields and woods.
  • Shistus
I recently purchased and read "Out of Africa" after my wife and I saw the movie again on television one evening. The poem that Meryl Streep read at Finch-Hatton's grave in the movie was very touching. Also, near the end of the movie when Karen Blixen is leaving Africa, the men at the club stand her a drink. Her toast, "rose lipped maidens, light foot lads' prompted me to look for the source of the quote. In doing so I found "A Shropshire Lad" which contain both poems. I have been a poetry lover since I was a school boy, and my parents, especially my father, liked poetry. I still read and re read poems and, as my father would suggest, think about what is being said, what the writer is trying to convey in the poem. My dad used to regale us with recitations of the poems of Robert Service, such as "The Cremation of Sam McGee". I was amazed at how he remembered poems from his youth.
A.E Housman's poems are, to me, touching and filled with emotion, and reminiscent of a time when literature was appreciated much more than today. I have not read the entire collection of poems in "A Shropshire Lad" yet. But I will. I save it for times when I want a little quiet time so I can sit and read and enjoy it. I keep it next to my easy chair for those times and look forward to making my way thorugh them all.
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  • Nirad
Very poor print. Poems share the same pages, as another reviewer said, which makes them start at awkward parts of the page and will break the flow. Low res image on the front cover. The book itself is comically large, like the size something a children's book would be printed on, but the print itself belongs on a book half the size, leaving a majority of the page blank. Not sure if the hardcover is any better, but I cannot suggest the paperback.
  • Axebourne
You either love A.E. Housman or you don't. His verse is dark, filled with irony and sometimes painful to read, but if you can get past the mood it's also beautifully constructed and very human; which is why this edition of his seminal work is special. Beautifully bound in natural linen cloth by the Folio Society (London) and encased in a dark tan slip case, it's printed on substantial paper stock and incorporates a half dozen multi color illustrations by Patrick Procktor.

"A Shropshire Lad" was Housman's first collection, originally published in 1896, and generally considered to be his greatest work. Throughout his verse runs the competing themes of duality of spirit and ambiguity which reflects his own uncomfortable relationship with the world he lived in. Though not unique to poetry Houseman was the first to be universally identified with this thematic characterization and, in many ways is a precursor to the prose of 20th century American writers such as John Cheever. Housman was a man clearly troubled and expressing in verse what he could not in life. To truly appreciate and understand him is beyond a brief book review and I would urge you to pick up a copy of "Bloom's Poets, A.E. Housman" to compliment this slim volume.

Underrated and somewhat unappreciated by those who found his demeanor challenging, Housman was caught in the murky middle between the Romantics and the coming literary giants of the 20th century. He deserves a second look and this volume is the perfect vehicle.
  • Agarus
I adore this book of poems, and one of my most prized possessions is a very old, leather bound edition that I found in an antique store. That one is safely tucked away to prevent further deterioration, so a nice Dover Thrift version to carry around with me was just what the doctor ordered. If you're not a big poetry fan, this may be the right "starter" for you. Houseman's poems are simple yet thought-provoking, and they all strike me as hauntingly beautiful. This is my favorite book of poetry to just read straight through. Sometimes I read it all the way through at a sitting and other times I'll just read one or two and ponder a while. Houseman's themes of the transience of youth and the inevitability of death are easily relatable to all human beings, and his diction is so simple and direct that his meaning is usually clear. I recently ordered several of these to give out to my students (I teach high school) because the price is so unbelievably cheap. Briliant, beautiful poetry for $2! Need I say more?
  • Moralsa
A classic. A quick read for those with little time. Beautifully written with gorgeous, vivid images. Filled with sympathy and love of his fellow man and nature. Writers don't write like this now. My father was an English major. This book was dear to him.
  • Balhala
This thin collection is very well presented. I love several of Houseman's poems in this collection and have decided to memorize the whole book.
Evocative, palpable imagery, feel the wind, the inestimable peace of England's countryside, while taking our sensibilities into the loss, the grief, of boys' in the foreign mud and racketing horror of war. Juxtaposed, this conflict of peace and war is transmitted by Mr. Houseman in deceptively simple verse that seems to amble with us going walkabout, over a stile, pushing through a stand of bluebells, but our minds woefully elsewhere. Lovely, kind, strong, memorable.