• Eliot, T. S.

    Thomas Stearns Eliot (1885 – 1965) was a major twentieth-century modernist poet and critic.  Born in the USA (St Louis, Missouri), he moved to the UK in 1914, where he lived for the rest of his life.  A leading figure in the modernist movement, he published a series of ground-breaking poems, including ‘The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock’ (1915), ‘The Waste Land’ (1922) and ‘The Four Quartets’ (1945).  He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948.

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