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By Edgar Vincent

A.E. Housman (1859-1936) was once either a celebrated poet and the main classicist of his day. His poetry used to be set to song through quite a few composers together with Arthur Somervell, Ralph Vaughan Williams, GeorgeButterworth, Ivor Gurney, John eire and Samuel Barber. Housman's painstaking vocation, to revive classical manuscripts via correcting textual error, took up almost the entire of his operating lifestyles. A likely inaccessible, aloof guy, he by no means got down to be a qualified poet, but poetry poured out of him and have become his monument.
His popular A Shropshire Lad and Last Poems have been born of an internal problem, sparked by means of a profound yet unreciprocated attachment for a fellow undergraduate. To be sexually varied in the course of Oscar Wilde used to be to ask ostracism and disgust. This truth, allied together with his secretiveness and penchant for irony, bolstered his reticence on own issues. earlier, he has remained a hidden character, held within the public brain as prim andgrim.
This biography unearths in contrast a guy of many elements, one companionable in small teams, beneficiant to a fault, and continuously looking for humour and enjoyable; a grasp of English prose;a witty and compelling after-dinner speaker; an occasional author of nonsense verse; a frequenter of the track corridor; an intrepid early vacationer via air; and a gourmand of foodstuff and wine. Drawing onHousman's released letters and on eighty one major new reveals, Edgar Vincent inspires a brand new Housman, created out of his reactions to the occasions of his existence as he skilled them. It weaves togetherhis scholarly lifestyles and the biographical components in his poetry to ascertain his emotional and sexual wishes with dispassion and empathy and discover his hidden sensibilities and artistic world.

EDGAR VINCENT learn English at St Catherine's Oxford. Following Oxford he used to be commissioned within the military, spending so much of his time with the Royal Marines. for that reason he labored for Imperial Chemical Industries for thirty years. He then fulfilled a life-long ambition to write down his ebook Nelson: Love & Fame, released via Yale collage Press in 2003. The publication was once shortlisted for the BBC four Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction, was once a brand new York instances extraordinary ebook and used to be named considered one of Atlantic Monthly's Books of the Year.

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Download e-book for iPad: A.E. Housman: Hero of the Hidden Life by Edgar Vincent

A. E. Housman (1859-1936) used to be either a celebrated poet and the main classicist of his day. His poetry was once set to track by means of a variety of composers together with Arthur Somervell, Ralph Vaughan Williams, GeorgeButterworth, Ivor Gurney, John eire and Samuel Barber. Housman's painstaking vocation, to revive classical manuscripts by means of correcting textual error, took up nearly the full of his operating existence.

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