HT This Day: Jan 6, 1965 – TS Eliot useless


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London- One among Britain’s biggest literary figures, American-born poet, critic and dramatist T. S. Eliot, died at his London house final night time. He was 76.

Mr. Eliot, who received, the Nobel Prize for literature in 1948, lived London since World Battle I. He was one of many creators of recent poetry and is maybe finest remembered for a line that has handed by now into widespread usage-“that is the best way the world ends….not with a bans however a whimper.”

Mr Eliot, a local of St. Louis, Missouri, spent most of his grownup life in Britain.

Mr Thomas Stearns Eliot suffered a coronary heart assault aboard the liner Queen Mary in June 1956 however recovered and married his secretary the next January when he was 68 years outdated.

His bride, 30-year-old Valerie Fletcher, was his second spouse.

His two most profitable performs had been Homicide within the Cathedral, a dramatization of the homicide of Archbishop Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral, and The Cocktail Get together, the story of a psychiatrist who helped individuals discover peace of thoughts.

By no means a prolific author, Mr Eliot nonetheless was thought of an ideal commentator on each poetry and prose and the theatre.

He relinquished his U.S. citizenship in 1927 and have become a British topic.

Mr Eliot celebrated the loneliness of recent man in his poetry. In his later years his crucial essays had been increasingly more involved with issues of Christianity. He was an outspoken member of the Church of England and considered one of its main defenders.

Way back be save his three main beliefs in life as classicism in poetry, Anglo-Catholicism a faith and Royalism in politics.

In personal life, he was a director of Faber and Faber, considered one of England’s main publishers. Each day he went to his workplace, tall, slender and stooped, in a darkish go well with that made him appear like a banker.

He averted London’s literary whirl and was a churchwarden in his parish in sedate London district of South Kensington.

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