Writer’s Quote Wednesday: T.S. Eliot

Bridge over Town Creek

 

Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.”   (T. S. Eliot)

 

T.S. Eliot (26 September 1888 – 4 January 1965) is remembered as one of the 20th centuries major poets.  He was born in the U.S. but emigrated to England when he was 25 years old and at age 39 renounced his American citizenship and became a naturalized British citizen.

An essayist, publisher, playwright, and literary and social critic, Eliot was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948.  His best known poems include The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (1915), The Waste Land (1922), The Hollow Men (1925), Ash Wednesday (1930), and Four Quartets (1945).  He also wrote seven plays, including Murder in the Cathedral (1935).

The Broadway musical Cats, which first opened in 1981 and won two Tony Awards, is based on Eliot’s  Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.

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