England’s Poet of Melancholy, and Why He Never Went Out of Print July 28, 2017 by SBolithoe Leave a comment 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. http://ift.tt/2u0OAiD Advertisements Rate this:Share this:FacebookGoogleTwitterEmailPrintLinkedInRedditTumblrPinterestPocketTelegramLike this:Like Loading... Related Author: SBolithoe Librarian, author, blogger, presenter, history buff and animal lover.