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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (26 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alfred Edward Housman Narrator: Robert Bethune Publisher: Freshwater Seas Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Housman himself knew that his output as a poet would not be large. In his preface to this volume, he wrote, rather touchingly: I publish these poems, few though they are, because it is not likely that I shall ever be impelled to write much more. He pulled Last Poems together because his life-long friend, Moses Jackson, was dying and Housman wanted Jackson to be able to read these poems before Jackson passed away.

The work in this volume is more varied in form and content than in his first book, and shows a change of heart, a greater acceptance of the human condition, along with a more impersonal voice. If anything, his voice is gentler, his spirit calmer and more accepting, and his sense of the eternal stronger than in his first book. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cooper Renner | 3/12/2013

    " More great rhyming Stoicism and pessimism in an appealing package. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tim | 6/9/2011

    " The poems here are haunting yet beautiful and economic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rick | 5/21/2011

    " Along with Swinburne, one of the finest and under-read poets of the Victorian Period. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Molly | 11/29/2010

    " Really love his poetry, but the essay at the end analyzing poetry, was a bit over my head. "

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