The journey not the arrival matters.
Patrick | Saturday, September 22, 2018
“The journey not the arrival matters.” –T.S. Eliot
Thomas Stearns Eliot born 26th of September 1888 in St. Louis Missouri into a prominent Boston Brahmin family and died on 4th of January 1965. He was a publisher, essayist, playwriter, social critic literary and one of the 20th-century significant poets. When turning 25 years of age in 1914, he decided to move to England. He settled, worked and married there. 13 years later at age 37 he became British and renounced his American passport.
Eliot's poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" attracted a lot of attention in 1915. This poem is a Modernist movement masterpiece. This poem also one of my favourite poems from Eliot. You can read it at the end of this article.
After "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" Eliot wrote more. Some of the poems are among the best-known poems in the English language. These include "The Waste Land", "Ash Wednesday", "The Hollow Man" and "Four Quartets".
Besides poetry, Eliot wrote plays. Seven in total. The most famous plays he wrote are "Murder in the Cathedral" and "The Cocktail Party."
He won many prizes for in his life. But in 1948 he won the Nobel Prize in Literature for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry.
Do you want to know more about E.T. Eliot.
Read the poem The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.
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