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T. S. Eliot - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of T. S. Eliot, author of The Waste Land (also T.S. Eliot, TS Eliot]; twentieth century American Literature
Portrait of T. S. Eliot, by Wyndham Lewis.
T. S. Eliot   (1888 - 1965)
 
Category:  American Literature
 
Born:  September 26, 1888
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
 
Died:  January 4, 1965
London, England
 
Related authors:
Bertrand Russell, Ezra Pound, Hart Crane, James Joyce, Katherine Mansfield, Robert Frost, Virginia Woolf, Wallace Stevens, Wyndham Lewis
 
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T. S. Eliot - LIFE STORIES
 
 
6/3/1964     Eliot, Groucho, Duck Soup
On this day in 1964, T. S. Eliot wrote to Groucho Marx to confirm that he was sending a car to pick "you and Mrs. Groucho" up for dinner. Their meeting was after years of correspondence, beginning with an Eliot fan letter expressing admiration for Groucho's films. While not the alcoholic or literary event foreseen, the occasion became high comedy in Groucho's hands.
7/8/1923     Eliot and the Woolfs    read it now!
On this day in 1923, Virginia Woolf wrote to a friend that "I have just finished setting up the whole of Mr. Eliots [sic] poem with my own hands -- you see how my hand trembles." Though referring to the typesetting of the first English edition of The Waste Land, Woolf's trembling reflected her exhaustion from running the Hogarth Press rather than any presage of the moment's literary importance.
12/15/1922     He Do the Police in Different Voices
On this day in 1922 T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land (originally titled "He Do the Police in Different Voices") was published. Like many friends and acquaintances, Virginia Woolf thought Eliot an odd case, but her diary notes how compelling she found his after-dinner reading of his poem: "He sang it & chanted it & rhymed it. It has great beauty and force of phrase; symmetry; & tensity. What connects it together, I'm not so sure...."
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Selected Essays: 1917-1932
essays
 
The Letters of T. S. Eliot
by Valerie Eliot (Editor), T. S. Eliot
letters
 
The Waste Land and Other Poems
by T. S. Eliot, Frank Kermode (Editor)
poetry
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Revolution and Convention in Modern Poetry: Studies in Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, Edwin Arlington Robinson, and Yvor Winters
by Donald E. Stanford
criticism
 
T. S. Eliot: An Imperfect Life
by Lyndall Gordon
biography
 
The Cambridge Companion to T. S. Eliot
by A. David Moody (Editor)
guide
 
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"Prufrock, J. Alfred Prufrock"
Article from The Atlantic Monthly that examines T. S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" and its unlikely leading man. Provides background information about Ezra Pound's assessment of the young American poet -- who was only 21 when the poem was written -- and the Rudyard Kipling poem that inspired one of the most recognizable titles in twentieth century poetry.
Academy of American Poets
Eliot biography, selected bibliography of selected poetry, prose and drama, and recommended links.

"As a poet, he transmuted his affinity for the English metaphysical poets of the 17th century (most notably John Donne) and the 19th century French symbolist poets (including Baudelaire and Laforgue) into radical innovations in poetic technique and subject matter. His poems in many respects articulated the disillusionment of a younger post-World-War-I generation with the values and conventions—both literary and social—of the Victorian era. As a critic also, he had an enormous impact on contemporary literary taste, propounding views that, after his conversion to orthodox Christianity in the late thirties, were increasingly based in social and religious conservatism."
Exploring "The Waste Land"
"This site is a learning resource allowing exploration of T.S. Eliot's poem The Waste Land. Part of the site uses a framed presentation of the poem with hyperlinked notes, definitions, translations, cross references, texts of works alluded to, commentary, and questions to the reader. Another part of the site is unframed and describes how to use the site, has pages of links to other sites, contains a bibliography, holds essays and supplementary material, gives theme paper help and so on."
Online Books Page
Find electronic texts of The Waste-Land, Prufrock, and Other Observations, Poems (1920), Eeldrop and Appleplex, and The Sacred Wood: Essays on Poetry and Criticism.
The Online Concordance to T. S. Eliot's Collected Poems
Search the collected works of T. S. Eliot by keyword or phrase. Electronic texts are not provided -- the search engine returns poem titles and line numbers of matching queries.
Thomas Stearns Eliot, 1948 Nobel Prize in Literature
T. S. Eliot was awarded the 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry." Visit the official Nobel website for an author biography, Eliot's Nobel Lecture and Swedish Stamps, and other resources.
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