T S Eliot Poetry

Poems by T. S. Eliot

Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888-1965) was a great Modernist poet who converted to Christianity mid-way through his career. He was a contemporary of Joseph Conrad, George Bernard Shaw, and Virginia Woolf, to name just a few.

T.S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf were friends who influenced each other's works.

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T. S. Eliot; Virginia Woolf (née Stephen)
by Lady Ottoline Morrell

vintage snapshot print,
June 1924 (NPG Ax141646)
© National Portrait Gallery, London
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Enjoy these poems by T.S. Eliot:

“The Hippopotamus”

“Journey of the Magi”

“The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”

T. S. Eliot recites his poem, “The Hollow Men”

More information about this author:

Biography of T. S. Eliot

T.S. Eliot’s extraordinary journey of faith

Modernism, faith, and intellectuals in 20th-century Britain

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About the photograph on this page: T. S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf were friends for many years and influenced each other’s works. However, Woolf’s modernist sensibilities were shocked by Eliot’s conversion to Christianity.

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When will you read Eliot’s writing in Excellence in Literature?

E1.5 Honors text: Murder in the Cathedral

E2.4 Context reading: T. S. Eliot poetry (see module for specific assignment)

E4.9 Context reading: T. S. Eliot poetry (see module for specific assignment)

 

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