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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MRITYUNJAY JHA
SAMASTIPUR
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INDIA.
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