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Tomas Stearns Eliot was born on September 26, 1888, in Saint Louis Missouri. His father was an extremely important in the business world (poets,421), thus Eliot had the resource of a wonderful education, that helped him immensely throughout his pensive and knowledgeable writing. Eliot’s education began at smith’s academy, from where Eliot continued to Milton academy in Massachusetts, after which he attended Harvard University in 1906. During his education, he discovered Dante, who he quotes at the beginning of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. Eliot contributed his literary genius to Harvard sparingly as a contributor and editor of the Harvard Advocate. Eliot earned a masters of arts in philosophy while he stayed at Harvard, then he spent a year at the Sorbonne, then returned to the Harvard fellowship and studied in Germany.(Encyclopedia of world Biography, 258) Then as World War I broke out Eliot tried to join the navy, but for physical reasons, was no admitted. After being met with this rejection, he decided to transfer to Oxford. In England he worked first as a schoolmaster, then a banker, then he finally found a job as an editor and publisher(poets,421), which allowed him to use his literary skills as his previous jobs did not allow. His writings began to appear in small volumes between 1917 and 1922. These works were reveled through small volumes. Eliot did not receive any real fame until the publication of The Waste Land in 1922 (Poets, 421). In 1927 Eliot became a British citizen and an Anglo-catholic (Encyclopedia of world Biography, 260). In a publication of essays, Eliot announced that he was “now a classicist in literature, a royalist in politics, and an Anglo-catholic in religion (Poem, 421).” This left a few literary circled uneasy (Poem, 421), but it set the tone for a decade of important poetry and lectures.
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In England, he published his first volume of poetry, Prufrock and other observations. This “almost immediately became the focus for discussion and controversy. (Encyclopedia of world Biography, 259)” Once Eliot found himself in England, he decided to stay and marry an English woman by the name of Vivienne Haigh in 1915. The publication of his frist volume, prufrock and other overstvations, in 1917 put Eliot’s writings into arguments of controversy. Critics found his varied rhythms and mixtures of precicion and discontinuity, with both contemporary and B.C. illusions to the past both riveting and controversial. He also spoke strongly about World War I’s effect on the western world. this point was captured in the ironic title of “the love song of j. Alfred prufrock” where Prufrock walks through the city of disillusion where the main character is conserned with disrupting the universe (Encyclopedia of world Biography, 259). This city parallels London and the problems of insurant time, while echoing the words of Dante. T. S Eliot truly captured the feelings of the late and post Victorian period in
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