Essay on Biography of Thomas Stearns Eliot
Thomas Stearns Eliot (aka T.S Eliot) was born in St. Louis in the September of 1888 to a family with a very strong New England family. Eliot abandoned his home roots and allied himself with both the New and Old England through his life. He attended Harvard as an undergraduate in 1906.He was accepted into the literary circles, and had a knack for 16th- and 17th-century poetry. Like the Italian Renaissance, Eastern religion, and philosophy. The greatest influences on him were 19th-century French …show more content…
By 1917 Eliot had achieved great success with his first book , Prufrock and Other Observations, it also included “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” (Poets) a work he began to write while he was an undergraduate at Harvard. Eliot's reputation was improved by the admiration and help of poet Ezra Pound, another large figure of poetry at that time. During Eliot's recuperation from his breakdown in a Swiss sanitarium, he wrote “The Waste Land, arguably one of the most influential English-language poem’s ever written” (Bush).
Eliot began the quarterly Criterion in 1922, running it until1939 where it ended. He was now the voice of modern poetry, and in London he expanded the size of his writings. In addition to writing poetry and editing it for various publications, he wrote philosophical reviews and a number of critical essays. “Many of these like “Tradition and the Individual Talent,” are classics, smartly and sweetly discerning other poets while secretly informing the reader about Eliot's own work” (Bush). “Eliot declared his preference for poetry that does away with the poet's own personality and uses the "objective correlative" of symbolic, meaningful, and often chaotic concrete imagery”(Bush).
Eliot joined the Church of England in 1927 and his later works reflects his