Alfred Edward Housman 26 March 1859 – 30 April 1936

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The master of melancholy! Housman was in fact a rather embittered but brilliant academic and a homosexual at a time when it was not only illegal but something that had for most to remain repressed. I suppose therefore that this informs all his work and is fairly obvious, in hindsight, in some of the poems at least.
Does anyone know the title of Housman's poem cited in The Walkabout? It is a lovely poem but I can't find it in Bartlett's. Thanks. Ms. Kerr
poetry should appeal to emotions rather than to the intellect Housman's golden words, poetry writers should appreciate and follow as cardinal principle --KAVIN CHARALAN
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