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T. S. Eliot

(1888—1965) poet, critic, and publisher

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Elder Statesman

Elder Statesman  

A play by T. S. Eliot.
For Lancelot Andrewes

For Lancelot Andrewes  

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Critical essays by T. S. Eliot, published in 1928. The title essay is an examination of the style and thought of the 17th-century Anglican bishop, whom Eliot finds to be not only important in the ...
Journey of the Magi

Journey of the Magi  

A poem by T. S. Eliot, published in 1927 as the eighth of the Ariel poems, a series of illustrated pamphlets issued by Faber and Gwyer (later Faber and Faber). ...
Notes Towards the Definition of Culture

Notes Towards the Definition of Culture  

(1948),T. S. Eliot's best-known work of social criticism, which began with a series of articles entitled ‘Notes Toward a Definition of Culture’ in the New English Weekly in 1943 ...
Prufrock, The Love Song of J. Alfred

Prufrock, The Love Song of J. Alfred  

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A poem which became a keystone of modernism, by T. S. Eliot, written 1910–11, published 1915, and collected in Prufrock (1917).
Sacred Wood

Sacred Wood  

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Essays by T. S. Eliot.
Ash-Wednesday

Ash-Wednesday  

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A poem by T. S. Eliot.
Sweeney Agonistes

Sweeney Agonistes  

AT: Wanna Go Home, Baby? A: T. S. Eliot Pf: 1933, Poughkeepsie, New York Pb: 1931 G: Drama in 1 act; free verse S: London flat, 1930s C: 7m, 2fFlatmates Dusty and Doris discuss Pereira, who seems to ...
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats  

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A volume of verse for children, by T. S. Eliot, on which the long‐running musical Cats was based.
Family Reunion

Family Reunion  

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Verse play by T. S. Eliot, produced and published in 1939.Harry, Lord Monchensey, returns to his English country home, after eight years abroad following the death at sea of his young wife. The ...
Murder in the Cathedral

Murder in the Cathedral  

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A verse drama by T. S. Eliot, written for performance at the Canterbury Festival, June 1935, and published the same year. Drawing on Greek tragedy, Christian liturgy, and biblical imagery, it is ...
Prufrock and Other Observations

Prufrock and Other Observations  

A small collection of poems by T. S. Eliot, published in 1917, whose title piece is “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.”
Cocktail Party

Cocktail Party  

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Verse play by T. S. Eliot, produced in 1949, published in 1950.At his cocktail party, Edward Chamberlayne tries to conceal the fact that his wife Lavinia has left him, but he is found out by his ...
Four Quartets

Four Quartets  

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A poem in four parts by T. S. Eliot, published as a whole in New York in 1943. It comprises ‘Burnt Norton’, ‘East Coker’, ‘The Dry Salvages’, and ‘Little Gidding’, all of which appeared previously in ...
Waste Land

Waste Land  

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A poem by T. S. Eliot, first published 1922 in the Criterion.It consists of five sections, ‘The Burial of the Dead’, ‘A Game of Chess’, ‘The Fire Sermon’, ‘Death by Water’, and ‘What the Thunder ...

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