Eliot, T. S.

Thomas Stearns Eliot, T. S. Eliot,(26 September 1888 – 4 January 1965) is recognised as one of the significant twentieth century poets, playwright and essayists. He was an American by birth and moved to the UK at 25 adopting British identity in 1927 at the age of 39. Eliot contributed to the “Modernist ” movement” with his poem, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock in 1915. He achieved notoriety with is poems, The Waste Land, 1922, The Hollow Men 1925, Ash Wednesday, 1930, and Four Quartets, 1943. His play writing skills were also recognised, as in Murder in the Cathedral,1935 and The Cocktail Party 1949. T.S. Eliot began a lifelong friendship with American poet Ezra Pound, who immediately recognized Eliot’s poetic genius and worked to publish his work. Eliot was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948.

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