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A Shropshire Lad by A.E. Housman
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Jul 11, 12


The best poetry there is - or would be, if one weren't Christian. Love, loss, life-changing mistakes, death, and virtue, set in 19th-century Britain, all written by a Classics professor with a fondness for Greco-Roman style. "Terence, This Is Stupid Stuff" is my favorite, defending the author's inclination to right depressing poetry.

Added bonus: the great Stoppard wrote a play about the author, called "The Invention of Love."
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