T. S. Eliot OM

Died aged c. 77

Thomas Stearns Eliot OM (26 September 1888 – 4 January 1965) was a British essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic, and "one of the twentieth century's major poets". He moved from his native United States to England in 1914 at the age of 25, settling, working, and marrying there. He was eventually naturalised as a British subject in 1927 at the age of 39, renouncing his American citizenship. Eliot attracted widespread attention for his poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" (1915), which was seen as a masterpiece of the Modernist movement. It was followed by some of the best-known poems in the English language, including The Waste Land (1922), "The Hollow Men" (1925), "Ash Wednesday" (1930), and Four Quartets (1945). He was also known for his seven plays, particularly Murder in the Cathedral (1935). He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948, "for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry".

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T. S. Eliot, poet

T. S. Eliot OM 1888-1965 poet lived and died here

3 Kensington Court Gardens, Kensington and Chelsea, W8, London, United Kingdom where they lived and died (1965)

T. S. Eliot 1888-1965 poet, critic, playwright lived here

Homer Row, London, United Kingdom where they lived

T. S. Eliot poet and publisher worked here for Faber and Faber 1925-1965

Russell Square, London, United Kingdom where they worked

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31 West Street, Marlow, United Kingdom where they lived