A. E. Housman

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1859-1936
Biography: 

The reclusive English poet Alfred Edward Housman (1859-1936) published only two books of verse during his lifetime, A Shropshire Lad and Poems. A gifted scholar, he was appointed Professor of Latin at University College London and later at Cambridge. His best-known poems often depicted the fragility of innocence and youth, as in “To an Athlete Dying Young.”