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A. E. Housman
  • Name: A. E. Housman
  • Born: 03/26/1859
  • Died: 04/30/1936 (77 years old)
  • Occupation: Classicist and poet

Alfred Edward Housman (/ˈhsmən/; 26 March 1859 – 30 April 1936), usually known as A. E. 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. Their beauty, simplicity and distinctive imagery appealed strongly to Edwardian taste, and to many early 20th-century English composers both before and after the First World War. Through their song-settings, the poems became closely associated with that era, and with Shropshire itself.

Birth Name: Alfred Edward Housman

School: St John’s College, Oxford

Alias: A. E. Housman

Genre: Lyric poetry

Birth Place: Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England

Death Place: Cambridge, England

Source: Wikipedia

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