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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 ...
  • Many are engaged in writing books and printing them,
    Many desire to see their names in print,
    Many read nothing but the race reports.
    Much is your reading, but not the Word of GOD...
    T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot (1888-1965), U.S.-born—British poet, critic. "Choruses from 'The Rock'...."
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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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