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Writer : T. S. Eliot

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Thomas Stearns Eliot is one of the greatest American-English modernist poets. Take a look at his biography.

  • Born in 1888 in the United States of America.
  • Moved to England in 1914 at the age of 25.
  • From 1911 to 1914, he completed his research on Indian philosophy and Sanskrit language at the University of Harvard.
  • Earn his livelihood by teaching and working as a bank clerk.
  • Became a British citizen in 1927 at 39 and renounced his American citizenship.
  • From 1922 to 1939, Eliot edited a major journal, the Criterion, and from 1925 to 1965, he was an editor and a director in the publishing house of Faber & Faber.
  • Won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948.
  • Father of modern English poetry.
  • Influenced by social, economic, and political issues of his age (especially during World War I to World War II.)
  • Died 4 January 1965 (aged 76) in London, England.

Overall, T.S. Eliot is a renowned poet and playwright who significantly impacts modern literature. His works reflect the disillusionment and despair that followed World War I. He is severely influenced by Ezra Pound, Metaphysical Poets, Dante, French symbolists, and many other modernist figures to write poetry.