T.S.ELIOT,THE POET AND CRITIC WAS BORN THIS DAY !

TODAY IS THE BIRTHDAY OF T.S.ELIOT,ARGUABLY ONE OF THE BEST MEN OF LETTERS,A FIRST RATE CRITIC,A FINE ORATOR AND A GENIUS POET WHO HAD INFLUENCED LITERATURE IN GENERAL AND POETRY IN PARTICULAR AS NO OTHER POETS IN THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY!

ELIOT WAS BORN THIS DAY,SEPTEMBER 26, 1888 IN ST.LOUISE,MISSOURI,USA.HE STUDIED AT SMITH SCHOOL AND AT HARVARD.HE LEARNED MANY LANGUAGES LIKE FRENCH,GERMAN,LATIN,GREEK AND SANSKRIT.HE WAS RATHER INTERESTED PHILOSOPHY.HE WENT TO BRITAIN AND LIVED THERE FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE.HE STUDIED AT OXFORD AND THEN STARTED HIS CAREER AS A SCHOOL TEACHER AND THEN AT THE LIYODS BANK AS A CLERK.HE CAME UP WITH A LONGER POEM, ‘THE LOVE SONG OF J.ALFRED PRUFROCK IN 1917 AND WITH THE POEM HE i.e. MR.ELIOT ACQUIRED AS THE BEST REPRESENTATIVE OF MODERNISM IN LITERATURE.UNDER THE EXPERTISE OF EZRA POUND,ELIOT RE-WROTE HIS MOST ACCLAIMED BOOK, ‘THE WASTE LAND’ IN 1922 AND WITH THIS HE BECAME AS SORT OF THE HIGH PRIEST OF MODERNISM AND BECAME THE MOST IMPORTANT POET OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY!

‘THE WASTE LAND’ AND ‘THE FOUR QUARTETS’ ARE RARE WORKS OF POETRY AND COULD WELL BE ONE OF THE BEST LITERARY DOCUMENTS OF TWENTIETH-CENTURY EUROPE,THE POST-WAR SOCIAL,POLITICAL AND CULTURAL MORES PLUS MORASS OF EUROPE !

ELIOT PENNED A FEW DRAMAS AFTER THE CONVERSION HE UNDERWENT.HE WROTE PLAYS LIKE ‘MURDER IN CATHEDRAL’ , ‘FAMILY REUNION’ , ‘THE CONFIDENTIAL CLERK’ , ‘THE ELDER STATESMAN. . .et.al !

HE WAS ALSO A CELEBRATED EDITOR AT FABER N FABER,LONDON AND HAD GUIDED MANY YOUNGER POETS OF THE 30s .

SURPRISINGLY,MR.ELIOT HAD TURNED DOWN ONE BOOK,A NOVELLA OF SORTS BY THE AUTHOR, GEORGE ORWELL !
YES! ELIOT HAD REJECTED ‘ANIMAL FARM’ BY ORWELL !
LATER ON ‘ANIMAL FARM’ WAS HAILED AS THE BEST PIECE OF SATIRE EVER WRITTEN IN MODERN TIMES !

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, T.S.ELIOT !

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RAY CHARLES WAS BORN THIS DAY !

RAY CHARLES, THE RARE TALENT IN THE WORLD OF MUSIC, WAS BORN THIS DAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1930 IN ALBANY, GEORGIA,USA.

‘GEORGIA ON MY MIND’ AND ‘AMERICA,THE BEAUTIFUL’ ARE TWO OF HIS MOST PLAYED NUMBERS.

HE WAS RARE IN THE SENSE THAT HE TOUCHED EVERY CONCEIVABLE GENRE : SOUL, R n B, BLUES, JAZZ, GOSPEL, POP, ROCK . . . .etc AND CHARLES FUSED THEM ALL AND WOULD PRODUCE HIS OWN!

‘CRYING TIME’ , ‘LET’S GO AND GET STONED’ , ‘I DON’T NEED NO DOCTOR’ . . . .are now classic numbers!
A baritone voice had everything that all type of sounds fused in harmony !

RAYMOND CHARLES ROBINSON or Ray Charles Was Only One Of Its Kind And Nobody Could Sing Like Charles!
Ray’s Blindness (He became a total blind at 7 ) might have him had had his Voice as Compensatory !

Ray Sang At The Inaguration Ceremony Of Two Presidents Of The United States, At Reagan’s n Clinton’s !
He married twice,but, had 12 children from 9 women in his life !
Ray Is A Member Of Hall Of Fame Of Rock-n-Roll, Jazz, Soul.
He also won the prestigeous International Music Award, The Polar Music Award In 1988 Along With Pandit Ravishankar.
Ray Had Collaborated With Several Budding Young Talents In The Later Phase Of His Life !
He Had A Matchless Sound And He Continues To Woo Music lovers Even After His Death .
His Rendition Of ‘GEORGIA ON MY MIND’ Was Adopted By The Georgia State Legislature As THE OFFICIAL SONG OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA !

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RAY !

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, H.G.WELLS !

HERBERT GEORGE WELLS (H.G.WELLS) ,THE ENGLISH AUTHOR OF SCIENCE-FICTION, WAS BORN THIS DAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1866 IN BRAMBLY,BRITAIN.
His father was a shopkeeper who had to do other works and couldn’t do well to support his family and that led to Wells’ Mother Ended up at an estate as a housekeeper.
Thus was the poverty Young Wells Had To Live With.
He had poor schooling due to the lack of finances.
He was an avid reader all through his life and it all began on the estate where his mother was working as the estate had a rich library where H.G.WELLS HAD STARTED TO READ.
Later he won a scholarship that made his admission possible in a rather reputed ‘Normal Sci. Institute’ where he displayed his talents by penning a story.
He later got admitted in the Royal College Of Science.
H.G.WELLS WROTE HIS
DEBUT NOVELLA, ‘TIME MACHINE’ IN 1895 AND HE GOT QUICK FAME PLUS MONEY AS ITS READERSHIP WENT HIGH AND FLY MAKING H.G.WELLS ONE OF THE MOST ADMIRED AUTHORS OF HIS TIME.
He wrote The Invisible Man in 1898.
He Got Worldwide fan pool.
‘WAR OF THE WORLD’ was his arguably another masterpiece.
He wrote about science and its evolution plus futuristic happenings!

Along with his scientific vision,he used to throw light on the social classes and other problems that posed challenges before a nation.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SOPHIA LOREN !

SOPHIA LOREN,THE ITALIAN DIVA AND ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMEN OF WORLD CINEMA, WAS BORN THIS DAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1934 IN A SUBURB OF ROME,ITLAY.
SOPHIA LOREN GOT INTERNATIONAL ACCLAIM IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR BASED MOVIE, ‘TWO WOMEN’ IN 1961.SHE GOT AN OSCAR FOR HER LEAD PERFORMANCE IN THAT MOVIE.SHE BECAME THE HIGHEST PAID ACTRESS IN 60s AND RULED THE WORLD OF CINEMA AS ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT-AFTER FEMALE LEAD.

Despite international fame n stardom,she never forgot her humble origin and remained rooted in ground.
She continues to be admired for this humility plus simplicity of her persona!
She was born to an unwed mother in a charity-hospital and had to endure the hardships and abject poverty during the second world war and after.
Her father had married another woman and she was largely raised at her grandparents’ !
She was introduced to the Italian movies by her mom who carried her on an advice of her well-wisher.

A young sophia of 15yrs given a role as ‘extras’ in a film.She stayed and got other roles till the movie, Aida.
Aida brought loren to the centrestage and she got a foothold in internation scene.
Sophia Became The Queen Of International Cinema In The Sixties.
When She Got The Oscars,She Became The First Actress Of A Non-English Language Film To Get The Oscars!
She,in the seventies,became the first actress to launch her perfume line.
She most recently appeared in the multi-starres movie, NINE.

When Born,The Nurse Reportedly Had Said She Had Never Seen Such An Ugliest Baby In Her Life !
Poor Creature! SOPHIA LOREN WAS FETED TO BE AN ICONIC BEAUTY AND ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMEN OF ALL TIME !

Happy Birthday, Sophia !

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WILLIAM GOLDING !

WILLIAM GOLDING,THE ENGLISH NOVELIST AND NOBEL PRIZE WINNER,WAS BORN THIS DAY.
HIS MOST POPULAR NOVEL IS ‘LORD OF THE FLIES’.
IT IS RATHER A NOVELLA DEALING WITH THE CHILD-PSYCHOLOGY THAT SUGGESTS A RATHER DISTURBING CONCLUSION THAT EVIL IS LATENT IN HUMAN BEINGS, NO MATTER WHETHER THEY BE CHILDREN OR GROWN-UPS !
THAT POWER CORRUPTS! THAT FREEDOM MIGHT BE ABUSED IF NOT REASONABLE RESTRICTIONS BE IMPOSED ! THAT THERE ARE CHANCES WHEN THE THIN LINE BETWEEN FREEDOM AND SAVAGERY BE BLURRED !THAT DUE TO LACK OF SOME MORAL ORDER CHANCES ARE THAT HUMANS EVENTUALLY START EATING AND EXTERMINATING ONE ANOTHER !

WILLIAM GOLDING IS ONE OF THE MOST ORIGINAL AUTHORS IN THE POST-WAR ERA.HE BECAME SORT OF A CULT FIGURE AND A HUGE HIT AMONGST THE YOUTHS !

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WILLIAM GOLDING !

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