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Eliot, T. S. (1888–1965)

  1. Gene Edward Veith

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc0488

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

How to Cite

Veith, G. E. 2011. Eliot, T. S. (1888–1965). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

Abstract

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.

Keywords:

  • 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