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Emily Dickinson

T. S. Eliot

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T. S. Eliot

T. S. Eliot has been considered by many to be the leading American poet of this century. His contemporaries in the 1920s recognized in "The Waste Land" an expression of the exhaustion and fragmentation that afflicted so many in that post-war era. They also recognized the originality of Eliot's poetic technique and admired his insistence on the need for spiritual values in an age of popular kitsch.

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Academy of American Poets

Attend an Eliot reading of "La Figlia Che Piange," read other Eliot poems and a succinct Eliot biography, and discover an excellent bibliography. An article/exhibit on the modernist revolution includes a brief discussion of "what is arguably the most famous poem of the twentieth century"--"The Waste Land."

Columbia University's Bartleby Archive: T. S. Eliot

Read what Eliot had to say about Hamlet, Christopher Marlowe, and William Blake in his Sacred Wood: Essays on Poetry and Criticism. Stay to read many of Eliot's finest poems, including "The Waste Land."

Online Concordance to T. S. Eliot's Poems

"Do I dare to eat a peach?" Can't remember where that line (or some other phrase or word) appears in Eliot's poetry? Search TSEbase, University of Missouri Instructor Greg Foster's online concordance to Eliot's poems.

University of Virginia Library's Electronic Text Center

Eliot explores the lack of poetic drama he found around him in the November 1920 issue of The Dial.

HarperAudio: T. S. Eliot

Listen to the "struggles of a soul in despair" as you hear Eliot read "The Waste Land" in its entirety.

What the Thunder Said

This site has a timeline of Eliot's life, a list of other Eliot sites, and even a brief review of Tom and Viv, a film about Eliot's doomed relationship with his first wife, Vivienne Haigh-Wood.

The Salt Spring Island Tatler

This is an archived version of Raj R. DeCoverley's humorous story about his encounters with two Eliots, "The Cat, White Wine, and T. S. Eliot," in the February 1995 issue of The Salt Spring Island Tatler.


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