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Name:    Eliot, T. S.
Born/Started:     Sep. 26, 1888
Died/Ended:    1965
Description:    T.S. Eliot was a famous poet who was born in St. Louis. The grandson of the founder of Washington University, he attended Smith Academy in St. Louis. His poem, "The Wasteland," is considered one of the most influential works of the 20th century. Other noted compositions include "Portrait of a Lady," "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," "The Hollow Men," "Ash Wednesday," and "Four Quartets." He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948, and the American Medal of Freedom in 1965.

Eliot, Henry Ware

Literary St. Louis: a Guide



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