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Thomas Stearns Eliot (September 26, 1888 – January 4, 1965) was a publisher, playwright, literary and social critic and "arguably the most important English-language poet of the 20th century". Although he was born an American, he moved to the United Kingdom in 1914 (at age 25) and was naturalised as a British subject in 1927 at age 39.

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  • ''What life have you if you have not life together?
    There is no life that is not in community,''
    T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot (1888-1965), U.S.-born—British poet, critic. "Choruses from 'The Rock'...."
  • ''It is only in the world of objects that we have time and space and selves.''
    T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot (1888-1965), U.S.-British modernist poet. Eliot's doctoral dissertation in philosophy; submitted to Harvard in 1916. Knowl...
  • ''No! I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be:
    Am an attendant lord, one that will do
    To swell a progress, start a scene or two,
    Advise the prince.''
    T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot (1888-1965), Anglo-American poet, critic. "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," Prufrock and Other Observations (1917).
  • ''The bad poet is usually unconscious where he ought to be conscious, and conscious where he ought to be unconscious.''
    T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot (1888-1965), Anglo-American poet, critic. repr. In Selected Prose of T.S. Eliot, ed. Frank Kermode (1975). "Tradition and ...
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  • Web Editor Web Editor (7/21/2012 5:40:00 AM)

    Anyone keen to discover more about TS Eliot and his work should visit the site of the TS Eliot Society UK at http: //www.eliotsociety.org.uk where there are a wealth of links and resources for enthusiasts and scholars.

  • Web Editor Web Editor (7/21/2012 5:40:00 AM)

    Anyone interested in TS Eliot should visit the website of the TS Eliot Society UK at http: //www. Eliotsociety.org.uk where there are a wealth of links and resources for enthusiasts and scholars

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