Brown, Susan, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, eds. A. E. Housman entry: Overview screen within Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press Online, 2006. <http://orlando.cambridge.org/>. 04 December 2021.
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A. E. Housman, who was also a classical scholar, editor, and critic, is best known for his poetry, mostly in ballad form. His first publication happened in 1896, and the last was posthumous. His characteristic subjects are personal loss, longing, and regret for lost youth and the past.
26 March 1859 AEH, poet and classical scholar, was born in Fockbury, near Bromsgrove in Worcestershire, the eldest of seven children. Bibliographic Citation link.
March 1896 AEH published at his own expense A Shropshire Lad, containing sixty-three poems, many in ballad form. Bibliographic Citation link.
30 April 1936 AEH, poet and classical scholar, died of myocarditis in the Evelyn Nursing Home, Trumpington Road, Cambridge. Bibliographic Citation link.
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