An Elegy In Arcady: An Artist’s View Of Housman’s Poetry.

BROWNE, PIERS.

£12.00

Publisher

Ashford.

Place

Southampton

Date

1990

Synopsis

Written and illustrated by piers browne. second edition.

Item Description

8vo. 8.75 x 5.75 inches. xii + 164 pp. Bound in original black cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper. Errata slip pasted on verso of first free endpaper. A very good copy. Signed by artist on title page. Loosely inserted: card reproducing Piers Browne colour etching, with handwritten invitation to launch of his new Wensleydale book at The Medici Gallery, London. Illustrated by 32 black and white plates of drawings and by title page vignette. A study by landscape artist, Piers Browne (b.1949) of the poet, A. E. Housman (1859-1936) and of his verse cycle, A Shropshire Lad. Browne examines the poet's career, including his development as a classicist and traces the history of Arcadian art and literature from Greek, through the Renaissance to the nineteenth century Romantic revival. He compares the real to the mythical Shropshire and how in his poems, the county came to represent Arcadia for Housman.

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