Eliot, T. S. (1888–1965)
Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
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The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization
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Veith, G. E. 2011. Eliot, T. S. (1888–1965). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .
- Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
Thomas Stearns Eliot was American, naturalized English. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the youngest of seven children. His parents were Henry Ware Eliot, the president of a brick company, and Charlotte Champe Stearns. T. S. Eliot refashioned English verse and became the leading poet of the modernist movement.
- Eliot, T. S. (1888–1965);
- American, naturalized english;
- Eliot's Christian verse, pioneering a modernist style;
- series of poems entitled the four quartets;
- depicting the holy spirit, as a stuka dive bomber;
- Eliot's “the Waste land,” a long poem;
- dispensing with traditional poetic forms;
- highly structured free verse, disconnected imagery