T. S. Eliot: The Love Song of Alfred J Prufrock
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... Serenade of a Sad, Frustrated, Aging Lover More than any of his contemporaries, Thomas Stearn Elliot influenced the poetry of modern times on both sides of the Atlantic. Of Puritan New England tock, he was born in St. Louis, Missouri on September 26, 1888. He was educated at Harvard at a time when Charles W. Eliot, a relative, was president. He concluded his studies in Sorbonne and Oxford.
In 1914, he took up residence in London, subsequently becoming a British subject in 1927. He taught at a boys’ school, worked in a bank and became an assistant editor. In his infrequent leisure time, he composed poetry and wrote critical essays. His first volume of verse appeared in 1917 and created a stir.