Thomas Stearns EliotOM (26 September 1888 – 4 January 1965) was a British, American-born essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic, and "one of the twentieth century's major poets". He immigrated to England in 1914 at age 25, settling, working and marrying there. He was eventually naturalised as a British subject in 1927 at age 39, renouncing his American citizenship.
The Eliots were a Boston family with roots in Old and New England. Thomas Eliot's paternal grandfather, William Greenleaf Eliot, had moved to St. Louis, Missouri to establish a Unitarian Christian church there. His father, Henry Ware Eliot (1843–1919), was a successful businessman, president and treasurer of the Hydraulic-Press Brick Company in St. Louis; his mother, Charlotte Champe Stearns (1843–1929), wrote poetry and was a social worker, a new profession in the early twentieth century. Eliot was the last of six surviving children; his parents were both 44 years old when he was born. His four sisters were between eleven and nineteen years older; his brother was eight years older. Known to family and friends as Tom, he was the namesake of his maternal grandfather, Thomas Stearns.
There are 39 questions, ranging from “who is the greatest genius who ever lived?” to who respondents thought were the best and worst novelists/poets/playwrights/essayists, both dead and living ... “TS Eliot is only mentioned by one participant, and then as both the worst living English poet and the worst living critic of literature.
For living in the shadow of ... As our lives are measured out, not by J Alfred Prufrock's coffee spoons of TS Eliot fame, but rather by news bulletins, political addresses to the nation, and wall-to-wall Covid coverage, we find ourselves these days in a kind of netherworld.
Living or dead? Well, I don’t know… TS Eliot ...It’s very impressive now to have worked with TS Eliot, but “worked with” doesn’t exactly describe it.He was a Great Man, the GLP – the Greatest Living Poet – and that’s how he was often referred to ... Yes ... We lived in GloucesterCrescent [in Camden] and these other people lived in Gloucester Crescent ... .
What a lousy outcome. . So many people have lost so much during the pandemic ... ... Measuring out our lives in coffee spoons, as TS Eliot so eloquently described it, we sat, my friends and I, for great stretches of the 1980s at the cafes’ marble-topped tables, writing and talking and imagining futures ... . . .
Musicals are rich pickings for a pub quiz round (Picture. Rex). Whatever your taste in music might be, chances are you love a good musical – with the genre remaining as popular as ever ... Q ... A. West Side Story. Q ... A. Chess Advertisement. Advertisement. Q ... TS Eliot ... I Can’tSing was the title of a short-lived 2014 West End musical based on which reality TV show?.
0 Comments Winner of TS Eliot prize announced ... Poet Roger Robinson has won the 2019 TS Eliot Prize. https.//www.independent.ie/entertainment/winner-of-ts-eliot-prize-announced-38858848.html ... The TS Eliot Prize is run by The TS Eliot Foundation and is the most valuable prize in British poetry.
Hours can blur into weeks where it feels like I am living in stasis ... I cannot help but think of TS Eliot’s The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock in the tedium of it all. On fruitless days, my dad often soothes my upset by reminding me that I “showered today” or “made it to the supermarket” but this isn’t living as I want it.
... on the brains of the living” ... The rigidity of the system, plus the vested interests of the elite, who to borrow TS Eliot’s line, were as focused on citizens’ progress as foxes “have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry” did not bode well for the country.
The first, furry glimpses of the upcoming live action Cats remake have left viewers distressed and unhappy after its feline creatures were described as “cursed” and nightmarish ...It’s just so sad that TS Eliot never lived to see this 😿 July 18, 2019 MollyLambert 🦔 (@mollylambert).