T. S. Eliot
Thomas Stearns Eliot OM (26 September 1888 – 4 January 1965) was an essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic and "one of the twentieth century's major poets." Born in St. Louis, Missouri in the United States, he moved to the United Kingdom in 1914 (at age 25) and was naturalised as a British subject in 1927 at age 39. Life Early life and education Eliot was born into the Eliot family, a middle class family originally from New England. Several factors are responsible for Eliot's infatuation with literature during his childhood. Following graduation, Eliot attended Milton Academy in Massachusetts for a preparatory year, where he met Scofield Thayer, who would later publish The Waste Land. After working as a philosophy assistant at Harvard from 1909 to 1910, Eliot moved to Paris, where from 1910 to 1911, he studied philosophy at the Sorbonne. By 1916, he had completed a doctoral dissertation for Harvard on Knowledge and Experience in the Philosophy of F.
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