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HOUSMAN, A.E.: Shropshire lad (A) (Unabridged)

Author(s):Housman, A.E.
Artist(s) West, Samuel, Reader
Genre Spoken Word
Category Poetry
Catalogue NA0047
Label Naxos AudioBooks
Quality   48kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 10.00
 

 


In A Shropshire Lad, A.E. Housman recreates a nostalgic world of lost love, lost youth, thwarted friendships, unfaithful girls, male bonding, untimely death and the uncertain glories of being a soldier. The poems deal with the exuberance of youth—its aspirations and disappointments, its naïve certainties and tragic mistakes. Though written in 1895, it struck a chord with the generation of young men who fought in World War I. It was said that every ‘Tommy’ had a copy in his knapsack. It has never been out of print.


   




Review By David A. Walton,AudioFile,October 2011

…this fine production captures perfectly [Housman] strong, melodic beat and decisive rhyme, and his wonderful way with words. Samuel West’s…voice and reading are true to Housman… West, you feel, reads poetry as it should be read—confidently, with ease and conviction, as if all the world spoke in meter and rhyme.








 

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