Name: Steven Goldleaf, editor of John O’Hara’s The New York Stories
Favorite Penguin Classic Title/Author: A Shropshire Lad and Other Poems by A.E. Housman
Why do you love this Penguin Classic?: Virtually perfect verse, rich with emotion and wisdom, even sadder and more lovely once you know Housman’s life story.
What should I read next?: The best biography of Housman is Tom Stoppard’s play The Invention of Love