T.S. Eliot

T.S. Eliot

(1888 - 1965)

In one of the Four Quartets, T.S. Eliot alludes to, among other writers and sources, his sixteenth-century ancestor Thomas Elyot, Heraclitus, and the Book of Ecclesiastes. In 1917 Eliot took a job at Lloyds Bank in London—“It is a peaceful, but very interesting pursuit, and involves some use of reasoning powers”—and remained there until 1925. During that time he published Prufrock and Other Observations and The Waste Land. Eliot later took an editorial job at Faber & Faber, where he declined to publish George Orwell’s Animal Farm.

All Writing

Midnight shakes the memory
As a madman shakes a dead geranium.

—T.S. Eliot, 1911

Voices In Time

1919 | England

Test of Time

T.S. Eliot on the necessary extinction of personality.More

Voices In Time

1920 | Houghton

The Eliot Way

T.S. Eliot struggles against his family’s temperament.More

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