A.E. Housman (1859-1936) was once a poet of large reputation and common effect: a Latin pupil of front rank, a good prose stylist, a outstanding author of comedian verse and, because of the large luck of A Shropshire Lad, one of many maximum and best-known poems within the English language, he grew to become a legend in his personal lifetime. Reissued to mark the centenary of the book of A Shropshire Lad, Norman Page's highly-acclaimed biography is thought of as the main whole account of Housman's lifestyles and profession to be had. Drawing on quite a lot of assets, together with a lot unpublished fabric, Norman web page offers us with a desirable perception into Housman the poet, the coed and the guy. `By some distance the simplest biography of Housman we now have ... ' - Andrew movement, instances Literary Supplement
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It was not, however, a fashionable doctrine in the Oxford of 1877, and he was to pay a heavy price for (in Nettleship's phrase) 'following his own inclination' instead of playing the examination game by the prescribed rules. St John's, with just over a hundred undergraduates, was a medium-sized college, less than half the size of Balliol or Christ Church, but larger than Corpus Christi, Jesus, Lincoln, Oriel, Pembroke, Wad ham or Worcester. A glance at the group of young men who read classics there as Housman's contemporaries* gives some idea of the social background of its students and the futures for which it prepared them.
In fairness to the college, though, it should be remembered that Pollard finished in the first class, and his suggestion that the tutors failed to 'look after' his friend perhaps referred less to intellectual than to pastoral guidance. Wiser tutors would have recognized the collision course on which he had set himself and have warned him of the possible consequences. Whether he would have heeded them is another matter. It is not clear just when he began seriously to pursue in private, as an alternative to the required syllabus, the study of Propertius - a poet who would certainly have paid no examination dividend at that period.
Edward Housman was a man of many interests - too many for success in his profession - and it must have been partly his example that inspired the children to be always doing something. ' Alfred once said to Laurence as they discussed their childhood long after it was past; and Laurence adds: There were probably many; but none, I daresay, more interested in itself, when it stood compact and pugnaciously united - seven against the rest of the world. How we loved; how we hated; how we fought, divided, and were reconciled again!
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