THOMAS STEARNS “T. S.” ELIOT (1888) an Poet and Critic THe Hollow Man ( this is the way the world ends-not with a bang, but a whimper)

Thomas Stearns “T. S.” Eliot (1888)

Eliot was an American-British poet and critic and an immensely distinguished literary figure who, from the 1920s on, was the most influential English-language modernist poet. His early poems, such as “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” and “The Waste Land,” express the anguish and barrenness of modern life and the isolation of the individual. In his later poetry, he turned from spiritual desolation to hope for human salvation. What book by Eliot is the basis for the musical CatsMore… Discuss


The Hollow Men was written in 1925

Eliot said the name was a mixture of “The Broken Men” of Rudyard Kipling with “The Hollow Land” of William Morris

There are strong references to Guy Fawkes, particularly the ending. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hollow_Men

The portrait of T.S. Eliot was by Wyndham Lewis in 1938

The picture is of a Japanese scarecrow, reworked in Paint Shop Pro. Here’s the original picture:
http://tinyurl.com/y9hwp2h

One response to “THOMAS STEARNS “T. S.” ELIOT (1888) an Poet and Critic THe Hollow Man ( this is the way the world ends-not with a bang, but a whimper)

  1. wonderful reading. How interesting that he had lost am American accent

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