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A. E. Housman : Selected Prose - A. E. Housman

A. E. Housman

Selected Prose

By: A. E. Housman, John Carter (Editor)

Paperback Published: 3rd March 1961
ISBN: 9780521091404
Number Of Pages: 222

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Lovers of Housman's poetry and admirers of his scholarship have long been aware, from the Introductory Lecture of 1892 and The Name and Nature of Poetry, 1933, that he was also master of a highly individual prose style; and others besides classical students have relished the pungency of the famous preface to his edition of Manilius. Here, in addition to these, is a selection of Housman's writings, both scholarly and general, gathered from periodicals and other out-of-the-way sources, which decisively confirms his reputation as a prose stylist. The prefaces, the adversaria and the reviews, in particular, give the layman an idea of the precision and the penetration of exact scholarship. Housman's comments and judgements on other men illuminate his own nature: withdrawn, austere, even crusty, yet gentle with the unassuming; ruthless in exposure of arrogance and pretension.

Introductory Lecture (1892)
From the Prefaces
Manilius I (1903)
Manilius V (1930)
Juvenal (1905)
Reviews, Adversaria and Letters to the Press
Tucker's Supplices of Aeschylus (1890)
The Manuscripts of Propertius (1892, 1894)
Schulze's edition of Baehrens' Catullus (1894)
The Manuscripts of Propertius (1895)
Palmer's Heroides of Ovid (1899)
Tremeheere's Cynthia of Propertius (1900)
A Line in Lucan (1901)
Remarks on the Culex (1902)
Owen's Persius and Juvenal - A caveat (1904)
Ellis's Catullus (1905)
Luciliana (1907)
The Cambridge History of English Literature, vol. IX: The Period of the French Revolution (1915)
A Georgian History of Victorian Literature (The Cambridge History of English Literature, vols. XIII an XIV) (1917)
Bywater's Four Centuries of Greek Learning in England (1920)
Simpson's Louis Napoleon and the Recovery of France (1923)
Keats' Fall of Hyperion, line 97 (1924)
Dr Fraenkel's Appointment (1934)
The Application of Thought to Textual Criticism (1921)
J. M. Image (1919)
Arthur Platt (1927)
The Trinity College Addresses (1913, 1919)
Address to Sir James George Frazer (1921)
Address of Condolence (1925)
Address of Congratulations (1935)
The Name and Nature of Poetry
Index of names
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521091404
ISBN-10: 0521091403
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 222
Published: 3rd March 1961
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.25