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T.S. Eliot
Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in 1888 in St. Louis, Missouri, and became a British subject in 1927. The acclaimed poet of The Waste Land, Four Quartets, and Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, among numerous other poems, prose, and works of drama, won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948. T.S.... show more



Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in 1888 in St. Louis, Missouri, and became a British subject in 1927. The acclaimed poet of The Waste Land, Four Quartets, and Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, among numerous other poems, prose, and works of drama, won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948. T.S. Eliot died in 1965 in London, England, and is buried in Westminster Abbey.Photo by Lady Ottoline Morrell (1873–1938) derivative work: Octave.H [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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Birth date: September 26, 1888
Died: January 04, 1965
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 6 months ago
(Original Review, 1981-05-12)I’m always impressed by the influence of mediaeval mystical texts on 'Four Quartets'. This was the subject of a chapter in my thesis. These days, I would probably want to change some of the argument of that chapter, but I would not change the overall conviction that a pr...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 6 months ago
(Original review, 1981-05-10)It seems to me that the author of 'Prufrock' and that of the Wasteland are so different as to be un-recognisable. A look at the Wasteland reveals a lot of, to me, gratuitous classical referencing for which we might like to blame Pound and while I value its novelty (where...
Edward
Edward rated it 3 years ago
Collected Poems 1909-1962 Prufrock (1917)--The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock--Portrait of a Lady--Preludes--Rhapsody on a Windy Night--Morning at the Window--The 'Boston Evening Transcript'--Aunt Helen--Cousin Nancy--Mr. Apollinax--Hysteria--Conversation Galante--La Figlia Che PiangePoems (1920)--...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 3 years ago
I want to like more poetry, and I enjoyed some of the Eliot that I had to read in school, but these were...not to my taste? I never saw the musical and I only picked this up because I like Edward Gorey, but even he couldn't help me appreciate these.
brokenbiscuits
brokenbiscuits rated it 3 years ago
Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham It has been quite a few years since I read this novel, but I thought it was absolutely terrific and I remember it vividly. The story opens when the main character Philip is a lonely young boy with a club foot being raised by his aunt and uncle. As soon as he...
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