Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life

England’s Poet of Melancholy, and Why He Never Went Out of Print

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HOUSMAN COUNTRY Into the Heart of England By Peter Parker 530 pp. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $30. In 1896, A.E. Housman paid a London publisher £30 to print 500 copies of his first collection of 63 poems. The gamble paid off.

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