Ae housman a single life argues that there is no fundamental tension between housman the poet and housman the scholar and his career is presented very much as that of a working academic who also wrote poetry the book gives a full account of what housman described as the great and real troubles of my early manhood and in particular . Alfred edward housman h a s m n 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. There are in existence some dozen biographies of a e housman in addition to complete and scholarly editions of his poems and letters detailed individual studies of his poetry classical scholarship sexuality and landscape thorough investigations especially by paul naiditch into various aspects of his life and much more besides. Ae housman a single life martin blocksidge home worldcat home about worldcat help search search for library items search for lists search for contacts search for a library create lists bibliographies and reviews or search worldcat find items in libraries near you . At first glance nothing seems more unlikely than that the poet of the enormously popular a shropshire lad should be the classical scholar a e housman this cambridge university professor of latin left no doubt as to his priorities the emendation of classical texts was both an intellectual search for the truth and his lifes work poetry was an emotional and physiological experience that
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