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Introducing A.E. Housman (1859-1936)

Preliminary Studies

Author(s): D. Antoine Sutton

Book Description

This volume is pivotal reading for laypersons looking for an accurate understanding of the private life and public career of A.E. Housman. Furthermore, it is also essential for any reader seeking to recover a truer image of the Victorian man who, during his lifetime, issued two collections of Romantic poems, A Shropshire Lad and Last Poems. It will be of particular interest to history buffs, poets, professors and students of classical studies, and instructors in literary criticism, given that it sketches Housman’s biography and examines in detail his scholarship.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-0591-9
ISBN-10: 1-5275-0591-X
Date of Publication: 01/03/2018
Pages / Size: 184 / A5
Price: £58.99


D. Antoine Sutton received his Doctor of Ministry from Knox Theological Seminary, USA, and is a Pastor in the small hamlet of Red Cloud, Nebraska. He is a biblicist whose specialisms and reading and research interests include comparative Semitic philology; the poetry and textual criticism of A.E. Housman; the text and transmission of Manilius’ Astronomica; the origins and formation of classical Islam; divinity studies during the Enlightenment; and the use of typology as a literary and theological device in the exegesis of ancient Greek and Roman poetry. He is also the editor of The Ds Commentary on Books, an academic review-bulletin.