The Poems of A. E. Housman

The Poems of A. E. Housman

by A. E. Housman
     
 

This is the first complete edition of A. E. Housman's poetry, unprecedented in the extent to which it reveals the shaping processes of his poetic thought. The text of the poems published after his death has been corrected from the manuscripts, with all variant readings recorded, and a substantial body of light verse and juvenilia is printed or collected for the

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This is the first complete edition of A. E. Housman's poetry, unprecedented in the extent to which it reveals the shaping processes of his poetic thought. The text of the poems published after his death has been corrected from the manuscripts, with all variant readings recorded, and a substantial body of light verse and juvenilia is printed or collected for the first time. The extensive commentary traces the remarkable range of Housman's echoes and allusions—Biblical, Classical, and contemporary—which have never before been explored in such detail, as well as providing information on persons, places, and historical context, the dating of poems, and Housman's linguistic usage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198123224
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Series:
Oxford English Texts Series
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.60(d)
Lexile:
1120L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Introduction - Arrangement of the Poems; MSS, Printed Editions, and the Choice of Copy-Text; Copy-Text Conventions; The Textual Apparatus; Symbols Used; Dates of Composition; Commentary
THE TEXTS: A Shropshire Lad; Last Poems; More Poems; Additional Poems; Translations; Notebook Fragments; Light Verse and Juvenilia; Latin Verse
Accidental Variants
Commentary
Index of Titles and First Lines

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