The Great Poets: A E Housman

The Great Poets: A E Housman

A Shropshire Lad

Naxos2011

Audio CD1 CD 1hr 4mins124x142mm

9781843794905     Product Code: 510653

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In the Great Poets series, actors read substantial selections from the work of Britain and America’s most celebrated poets, including less familiar pieces as well as their most famous poems. Each audio book is a single CD with around 70 minutes running time. It was said that every British ‘Tommy’ in the First World War had a copy of ‘A Shropshire Lad’ in his knapsack, its easy rhythms and themes of lost youth and early death resonating with soldiers’ experience. On this recording, Samuel West reads Housman’s loosely connected narrative of 63 poems.

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