Further Reading

(Poetry Criticism)


Bernario, Herbert W. “Housman's Career.” Housman Society Journal 13 (1987): 46-52.

Overview of Housman's career as a professor of Latin.

Kumin, Maxine. “Trochee Trimeter, and the MRI.” In Touchstones: American Poets on a Favorite Poem, edited by Robert Pack and Lay Parini, pp. 116-22. Hanover: University Press of New England, 1996.

Discusses the structure and style of Housman's stanzas in poem XXVII.

Schaar, Claes. “A. E. Housman and Posterity.” In Papers on Language and Literature, edited by Sven Bäckman and Göran Kjellmer, pp. 314-28. Göteborg, Sweden: ACTA Universitatis Gothoburgensis, 1985.

Overview of Housman's academic career and his enduring reputation as a Latin scholar.

Thompson, Dudley. “Reminiscences of E. A. H.” Housman Society Journal 13 (1987): 44-45.

Brief personal reminiscences about Housman by one of his relatives.


Mellers, Wilfred. “Blue Remembered Hills.” In Between Old Worlds and New: Occasional Writings on Music by Wilfred Mellers, edited by John Paynter, pp. 99-103. London: Signus, 1995.

A review of A. E. Housman: The Complete A Shropshire Lad in Poems and Song Settings (1995)—a set of compact disk recordings of Housman's poetry read aloud and set to music.

Additional coverage of Housman's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: British Writers, Vol. 6; Contemporary Authors, Vols. 104, 125; DISCovering Authors; DISCovering Authors: British Edition; DISCovering Authors: Canadian Edition; DISCovering Authors: Most-studied Authors, and Poets; DISCovering Authors 3.0; Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 19; Exploring Poetry; Literature Resource Center; Major 20th-Century Writers, Eds. 1, 2; Poetry Criticism, Vol. 2; Poetry for Students, Vols. 4, 7; Poets: American and British; Reference Guide to English Literature, Ed. 2; Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Vols. 1, 10; World Literature Criticism Supplement; and World Poets.