T S Eliot

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T S Eliot

  1. 1. T.S. Eliot<br />One of the dominant figures of the twentieth century literature and thinking<br />
  2. 2. T.S. Eliot<br />poet, critic, and a playwright<br />Often difficult to understand<br />Art cannot be understood in a vacuum<br />sense of continuity <br />literary past must be integrated into contemporary poetry<br />Uses allusions to other literary and cultural works<br />
  3. 3. T.S. Eliot<br />Draws on mythology, history, religion, allusion and symbolism in his works<br />Was one of the first to use the urban world as a subject, most other poets were still using the natural world<br />Envisioned a disturbed, fragmentedWestern world<br />
  4. 4. T.S. Eliot<br />Among his best known poems are “The Waste Land,” and “The Hollow Men” <br />The long running musical Catswas based on a book of his more whimsical poems (Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats)<br />

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