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The road of danger, guilt, and shame : the lonely way of A.E. Housman

Author: Carol Efrati
Publisher: Madison [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London : Associated University Presses, ©2002.
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This book is a close study of A.E. Housman's poetry, including light verse, parodies, juvenilia and workshop material, as well as the well-known poems of A Shropshire Lad, Last Poems, More Poems, and Additional Poems. It traces the homosexual parables written as light verse and the gay subtext and implications of the heterosexual and ambiguous poems as well as discusses the more overtly gay lyrics. This book  Read more...
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Efrati, Carol, 1939-
Road of danger, guilt, and shame.
Madison [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London : Associated University Presses, ©2002
(OCoLC)606819822
Named Person: A E Housman; Alfred E Housman; A E Housman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Efrati
ISBN: 0838639062 9780838639061
OCLC Number: 47097091
Description: 370 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Clio --
1. The Bogle of the Hairy Weid --
Thalia --
2. Be Kind to Unicorns --
3. State the Alternative Preferred --
Euterpe --
4. The Garland --
5. What Tune the Enchantress Plays --
Erato --
6. Rose Harland --
7. On Hero's Heart Leander Lies --
8. Dear Fellow --
Melpomene --
9. How Ill God Made Me --
10. The Soul that Was Born to Die for You --
Clio --
11. The Pearl in the Oyster.
Responsibility: Carol Efrati.

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This book is a close study of A.E. Housman's poetry, including light verse, parodies, juvenilia and workshop material, as well as the well-known poems of A Shropshire Lad, Last Poems, More Poems, and Additional Poems. It traces the homosexual parables written as light verse and the gay subtext and implications of the heterosexual and ambiguous poems as well as discusses the more overtly gay lyrics. This book demonstrates the depths and complexity of even the most seemingly pellucid poems, considering the poetry in the light the individual poems shed on each other as well as that provided by Housman's other writings and his life.

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