Eliot died, wrote Robert Giroux, "the world became a lesser place. Whether he is liked or disliked is of no importance, but he must be read.
Louis, Missouri  to establish a Unitarian Christian church there. His mother, Charlotte Champe Stearns —wrote poetry and was a social workera new profession in the early 20th century.
Eliot was the last of six surviving children; his parents were both 44 years old when he was born. Known to family and friends as Tom, he was the namesake of his maternal grandfather, Thomas Stearns. Firstly, he had to overcome physical limitations as a child.
Struggling from a congenital double inguinal herniahe could not participate in many physical activities and thus was prevented from socializing with his peers. As he was often isolated, his love for literature developed. Louis affected me more deeply than any other environment has ever done.
I consider myself fortunate to have been born here, rather than in Boston, or New York, or London.
He said the results were gloomy and despairing and he destroyed them. Louis, Missouri for the first sixteen years of his life at the house on Locust St.
After going away to school inhe only returned to St. Louis for vacations and visits. Despite moving away from the city, Eliot wrote to a friend that the "Missouri and the Mississippi have made a deeper impression on me than any other part of the world.
He recovered and persisted, attaining a B. After working as a philosophy assistant at Harvard from toEliot moved to Paris where, from tohe studied philosophy at the Sorbonne. He first visited MarburgGermany, where he planned to take a summer programme, but when the First World War broke out he went to Oxford instead.
At the time so many American students attended Merton that the Junior Common Room proposed a motion "that this society abhors the Americanization of Oxford". It was defeated by two votes, after Eliot reminded the students how much they owed American culture. This city had a monumental and life-altering effect on Eliot for several reasons, the most significant of which was his introduction to the influential American literary figure Ezra Pound.
Thus, according to biographer John Worthen, during his time in England Eliot "was seeing as little of Oxford as possible". He was instead spending long periods of time in London, in the company of Ezra Pound and "some of the modern artists whom the war has so far spared It was Pound who helped most, introducing him everywhere.
In he taught English at Birkbeck, University of London. Byhe had completed a doctoral dissertation for Harvard on "Knowledge and Experience in the Philosophy of F. Bradley ", but he failed to return for the viva voce exam. In a letter to Aiken late in DecemberEliot, aged 26, wrote, "I am very dependent upon women I mean female society.
They were married at Hampstead Register Office on 26 June The philosopher Bertrand Russell took an interest in Vivienne while the newlyweds stayed in his flat. Some scholars have suggested that she and Russell had an affair, but the allegations were never confirmed.
In a letter addressed to Ezra Pound, she covers an extensive list of her symptoms, which included a habitually high temperature, fatigueinsomniamigrainesand colitis.
In a private paper written in his sixties, Eliot confessed: And she persuaded herself also under the influence of [Ezra] Pound that she would save the poet by keeping him in England.
To her, the marriage brought no happiness. To me, it brought the state of mind out of which came The Waste Land. To earn extra money, he wrote book reviews and lectured at evening extension courses at the University College London, and Oxford.Online Library of Liberty.
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