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T.S Eliot

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T. S. Eliot
Born Thomas Stearns Eliot
26 September 1888
St. Louis, Missouri

Died 4 January 1965 (aged 76)
London, England
Occupation Poet, dramatist, literary critic

Citizenship American by birth; British from 1927

Education A.B. in philosophy

Alma mater Harvard University
Merton College, Oxford
Period 1905–1965

Literary movement Modernism

Notable work(s) The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (1915), The Waste Land (1922)
Notable award(s) Nobel Prize for Literature (1948), Order of Merit (1948)

Spouse(s) Vivienne Haigh-Wood (Vivien) (1915–1947); Esmé Valerie Fletcher (1957–1965)

Children none

Influences:
King James Bible, Homer, Virgil, Dante, Shakespeare and Early Modern English Theatre, Yeats, Walt Whitman, Conrad, Tennyson

On January 10, 1957, Eliot at the age of 68 married Esmé Valerie Fletcher, who was 32. In contrast to his first marriage, Eliot knew Fletcher well, as she had been his secretary at Faber and Faber since August 1949. They kept their wedding secret; the ceremony was held in a church at 6.15 a.m. with virtually no one in attendance other than his wife's parents. Eliot died of emphysema in London on January 4, 1965. For many years he had had health problems caused by his heavy smoking, and had often been laid low with bronchitis or tachycardia. He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium. In accordance with Eliot's wishes, his ashes were taken to St Michael's Church in East Coker, the village from which his ancestors had emigrated to America. In 1967, on the second anniversary of his death, Eliot was commemorated by the installation of a large stone in the floor of Poets' Corner in London's Westminster Abbey. The stone, cut by designer Reynolds Stone, is inscribed with his life dates, his Order of Merit, and a quotation from his poem, "Little Gidding": "the communication / Of the dead is tongued with fire beyond / the language of the living." Historical Events During Eliots Life
1901- First Nobel Prize Awarded
1909- Plastic is invented
1912- Titanic sinks
1917- First Pulitzer Prizes Awarded
1920- Prohibition/Women vote
1927- Babe Ruth Makes Home-Run Record
1929- Stock Market crashes
1933- Loch Ness Monster First Spotted/Adolf Hitler Becomes Chancellor of Germany/Prohibition ends
1934- Dust Bowl/Cheeseburger
1935- AA starts
1939- WWII Begins
1941- Us enters WWII
1949- Orwell writes 1984










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