T. S. Eliot

T. S. Eliot

T. S. Eliot
1888 -1965

T. S. Eliot Biography

T. S. Eliot was an American-born British poet, playwright, and literary critic, who lived from 1888 to 1965. He is considered one of the most important figures in modern literature and is regarded as one of the greatest poets of the 20th century.

Eliot was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and educated at Harvard University and Oxford University. He began his career as a schoolteacher and bank clerk, but later turned to poetry and literary criticism. In 1915, he published his first poem, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," which established him as a major voice in modern literature.

Eliot's poetry is known for its intricate language and allusions, often drawing from a wide range of literary, cultural and religious references. His most famous works include "The Waste Land" and "Four Quartets". He also wrote plays, including "Murder in the Cathedral" and "The Cocktail Party".

In 1948, Eliot was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry. He died in London, England in 1965. His works continue to be widely studied, and his poetry is still widely read and admired.

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