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A.E. Housman
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    (March 26, 1859-April 30, 1936)
    Birth name was Alfred Edward Housman
    Wrote ‘A Shropshire Lad (1896),’ ‘The Name and Nature of Poetry (1933)’ and ‘More Poems (1936)’
    Taught classics at University College London and Cambridge University
    He was painfully shy and had few friends.
    He made non reciprocated pass at his straight college roommate.
    He was so upset at being rejected that he bombed on his final exams at Oxford.
    He was so in love with his roommate that he seduced the roommate’s brother.
    His university students thought he was an asshole.
    He disliked Americans.
    His hometown had the entertaining name ‘Fockbury.’
    He was a good student overall.
    His college roommate stayed close friends with him, even after Housman made a pass at him.
    He had a lonely life.
    Tom Stoppard wrote a play about him.
    He liked beer.

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