- NAME: T.S. Eliot
- OCCUPATION: Writer
- BIRTH DATE: September 26, 1888
- DEATH DATE: January 04, 1965
- Did You Know?: T.S. Eliot was as renowned for his literary criticism as he was for his poetry.
- EDUCATION: Harvard University, The Sorbonne, Merton College, Smith Academy
- PLACE OF BIRTH: St. Louis, Missouri
- PLACE OF DEATH: London, England, United Kingdom
- Full Name: Thomas Stearns Eliot
- AKA: Thomas Eliot
- AKA: T.S. Eliot
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T.S. Eliot was a groundbreaking 20th century poet who is known widely for his work "The Waste Land."
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The same year "The Waste Land" was published, Eliot founded what would become an influential literary journal called Criterion. The poet also edited the journal throughout the span of its publication (1922-1939). Two years later, Eliot left his bank post to join the publishing house Faber & Faber, where he would remain for the rest of his career, shepherding the writing of many young poets. (He officially became a British citizen in 1927.)
Whatever else was afoot, Eliot continued to write,
and his major later poems include "Ash Wednesday" (1930) and "Four Quartets" (1943). During this period he also wrote The Use of Poetry and the Use of Criticism (1933), After Strange Gods (1934) and Notes Towards the Definition of Culture (1940). For his vast influence—in poetry, criticism and drama—T.S. Eliot received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948.
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