American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Housman, A(lfred) E(dward) 1859-1936. British poet and scholar whose works appeared in A Shropshire Lad (1896) and Last Poems (1922).
- n. English poet (1859-1936)
“But really the closest contemporary heir of Housman is … Robert Creeley!”
“The sentence is: "I called Housman earlier some sort of failure.”
“Not many people would call Housman's emotional life a successful one, but he had his own personality to make the best or the worst of.”
“A E Housman (of all people) has a quite vivid description of one of those lectures in a letter home to his family. iron pimp hand Says:”
“Housmans Bookshop5 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DX, 020-7837 4473Named after the playwright and pacifist Laurence Housman, this bookshop was established in 1945 to sell books on peace and pacifism.”
“It specialises in local books on the Welsh Marches, including the work of Mary Webb and AE Housman.”
“Another poet I kept thinking of was A. E. Housman, a man absolutely obsessed with death.”
“After all, this is the “road all runners come,” Housman says, and if you went down it a bit sooner than most, in the grand scheme, a few decades matter little shades of Psalm 102.”
“Housman was not only a poet; he was also a professor of classics at Cambridge University.”
“So at the back of the book, Housman provided quotes from Malory, so that people could reassure themselves that it all was really in there.”
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