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BIOGRAPHY – T. S. ELIOT Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Posted by edincityoflit in Poets.

T. S. Eliot was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1888 to a prominent New England family.  After studying at Harvard and Oxford University, Eliot settled in England where he became a schoolmaster, bank clerk, and eventually literary editor for the publishing house Faber & Faber.  In 1927, Eliot became a British citizen and joined the Anglican Church.

Eliot’s poetry, widely praised for its stylistic innovations and complexity, was first publically seen on the publication of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock in 1915.  Eliot went on to produce several enormously important poems, such as The Waste Land.  Eliot also wrote plays and literary criticism.  He died in England in London in 1965.


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