T S Eliot

T S Eliot

T S ELIOT d1965. American-born British poet, essayist, publisher, playwright, literary critic and editor. Born in Missouri, he moved to England in 1914 at the age of 25 and went on to settle, work and marry there. He became a British subject in 1927 at the age of 39, subsequently renouncing his American citizenship. Considered one of the 20th century's major poets, he attracted widespread attention for his poem "The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock" in 1915, which was seen as a masterpiece of the Modernist movement. It was followed by some of the best-known poems in the English language, including ; "The Waste Land" (1922) / "The Hollow Men" (1925) / "Ash Wednesday" (1930) and "Four Quartets" (1943). He was also known for his seven plays, particularly Murder in The Cathedral (1935) and The Cocktail Party (1949). He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948, "for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry". He died in London aged 76 on January 4th 1965

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T S Eliot

Reference Number. 12645


A desirable original circa 1940s cutting from a visitors book, clearly signed in ink by T S Eliot (Chelsea)

Double mounted for fine display with photograph

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