Thursday, March 29, 2012

Thursday, March 29, 1934

Walked to school with Pauline. Ruth Ray and Gweyn and I went skating, but Pauline had to go in.

Thomas Stearns Eliot AKA T. S. Eliot (September 26, 1888 – January 4, 1965)
Born in St. Louis, Missouri
Naturalized as a British Citizen in 1927

 Eliot was a playwright, literary critic, and an important English-language poet of the 20th century.
The poem that made his name, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock—started in 1910 and published
 in Chicago in 1915—is seen as a masterpiece of the modernist movement. It was followed by some
of the best-known poems in the English language, including Gerontion (1920), The Waste Land
(1922), The Hollow Men (1925), Ash Wednesday (1930), and Four Quartets (1945). He is also
known for his seven plays, particularly Murder in the Cathedral (1935). Eliot was awarded the
 Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948.

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