She was his personal secretary for seven years before they married. Eliot and T. For most of the s he secluded himself from Vivien's often histrionic attempts to embarrass him into a reconciliation, and made an anguished attempt to order his life around his editorial duties at Faber's and the Criterion and around work at his Kensington church.
Under Royce's direction, Eliot wrote a dissertation on Bergson's neoidealist critic F. Louis during the first eighteen years of his life and attended Harvard University.
Personal Quotes 20 The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality. The furor grew in November when Eliot took British citizenship, and again in when he collected a group of politically conservative essays under the title of For Lancelot Andrewes, prefacing them with a declaration that he considered himself a "classicist in literature, royalist in politics, and anglo-catholic in religion.
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Craig Rainein his books In Defence of T. This city had a monumental and life-altering effect on Eliot for several reasons, the most significant of which was his introduction to the influential American literary figure Ezra Pound. Its now-famous opening lines, comparing the evening sky to "a patient etherised upon a table", were considered shocking and offensive, especially at a time when Georgian Poetry was hailed for its derivations of the nineteenth century Romantic Poets.
Ash Wednesday poem Ash-Wednesday is the first long poem written by Eliot after his conversion to Anglicanism. And he began a romantic attachment to Emily Hale, a refined Bostonian who once played Mrs.
His first book of poems, Prufrock and Other Observations, was published inand immediately established him as a leading poet of the avant-garde. Eliot ranks with William Butler Yeats as the greatest English language poet of the 20th Century and was certainly the most influential.
But for empty men this is only a hope. Its centerpiece was a sustained homage to Dante written in a form of terza rima, dramatizing Eliot's meeting with a "familiar compound ghost" he associates with Yeats and Swift. Eliot to Geoffrey Faber.
Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in As a poet, he transmuted his affinity for the English metaphysical poets of the seventeenth century most notably John Donne and the nineteenth century French symbolist poets including Baudelaire and Laforgue into radical innovations in poetic technique and subject matter.
In a private paper written in his sixties, Eliot confessed: More generally, New Critics took a cue from Eliot in regard to his "'classical' ideals and his religious thought; his attention to the poetry and drama of the early seventeenth century; his deprecation of the Romantics, especially Shelley; his proposition that good poems constitute 'not a turning loose of emotion but an escape from emotion'; and his insistence that 'poets He spent the following academic year,studying in France, where he attended the lectures of another major modern philosopher, Henri Bergson.
I do not approve the extermination of the enemy; the policy of exterminating or, as it is barbarously said, liquidating enemies is one of the most alarming developments of modern war and peace, from the point of view of those who desire the survival of culture. The Criterion's editorial voice placed Eliot at the center of London writing.
A Primer of Modern HeresyEliot wrote of societal tradition and coherence, "What is still more important [than cultural homogeneity] is unity of religious background, and reasons of race and religion combine to make any large number of free-thinking Jews undesirable.
The pull of these three very different places—the Midwest, New England, and Great Britain—is crucial to understanding Eliot both as a man and as a writer. He decided to spend at the University of Marburg in Germany, but his plans were dashed by the declaration of the First World War.
He wrote to J. In an essay on Eliot published inthe writer Cynthia Ozick refers to this peak of influence from the s through the early s as "the Age of Eliot" when Eliot "seemed pure zenith, a colossus, nothing less than a permanent luminary, fixed in the firmament like the sun and the moon".
His mother, Charlotte Champe Stearns —wrote poetry and was a social workera new profession in the early 20th century. He began to write poetry when he was fourteen under the influence of Edward Fitzgerald 's Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyama translation of the poetry of Omar Khayyam.
I settle upon a particular emotional situation, out of which characters and a plot will emerge.T.S. Eliot, in full Thomas Stearns Eliot, (born September 26,St.
Louis, Missouri, U.S.—died January 4,London, England), American-English poet, playwright, literary critic, and editor, a leader of the Modernist movement in poetry in such works as The Waste Land () and Four Quartets ().
Thomas Stearns Eliot was born on September 26,in St. Louis, Missouri, to Henry Ware Eliot, a businessman, and Charlotte Champe Stearns, a schoolteacher and amateur poet.
Eliot’s grandfather was William Greenleaf Eliot, a famous Unitarian minister, educator, and philanthropist, who died before T.S. Eliot was born. Biography. Thomas Stearns Eliot OM (26 September – 4 January ) was an essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic and "one of the twentieth century's major poets." He was born in St.
Louis, Missouri to an old Yankee family. T.S. Eliot, in full Thomas Stearns Eliot, (born September 26,St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.—died January 4,London, England), American-English poet, playwright, literary critic, and editor, a leader of the Modernist movement in poetry in such works as The Waste Land () and Four Quartets ().
Thomas Stearns Eliot was born on 26 Septemberin St. Louis, Missouri into a distinguished family, having their roots both in Old and New England. Named after his maternal grandfather, Thomas Sterns, he was mostly called Tom by his family and friends.
Eliot, T. S. (26 Sept. Jan. ), poet, critic, and editor, was born Thomas Stearns Eliot in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Henry Ware Eliot, president of the Hydraulic-Press Brick Company, and Charlotte Champe Stearns, a former teacher, an energetic social work volunteer at the Humanity Club of St.
Louis, and an amateur poet with a.Download