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Murder in the Cathedral 1984

TS Eliot

 

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September 26,

1888

Thomas Stearns Eliot is born in Saint Louis, Missouri.

1906-1909

Undergraduate at Harvard. Discovery of the symbolists and Laforgue.

1909-1910

Graduate student at Harvard. Early poems, including "Portrait of a Lady" and beginnings of "Prufrock".

1910-1911

Studies in France and Germany. "Prufrock" completed.

1911-1914

Graduate student at Harvard. Commenced work on the philosophy of Francis Herbert Bradley.

1914-1915

Study in Germany cut off by war. Residence at Oxford. Short satiric poems. "Prufrock" published in Chicago, June 1915. Marriage to Vivien Haigh-Wood, July 1915.

1915-1919

Eliot holds several jobs, including being a teacher, bank clerk and assistant editor of the literary magazine Egoist.

1915-1916

Teaching and book reviewing in London. Bradley thesis completed.

1915

Eliot becomes a resident of London.
"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

1917-1920

Employee of Lloyd's Bank. Numerous editorial and reviewing assignments. Writing of French poems, quatrain poems, "Gerontion."

1917

Prufrock and Other Observations, June 1917

1921-1922

London correspondent for The Dial.

1922-1939

Founder and editor of The Criterion.

1922

"The Waste Land"
Eliot wins Dial Award for The Waste Land. London correspondent for Revue Franšaise.

1926-1927

"Fragment of a Prologue," "Fragment of an Agon," essays on Seneca.

1927-1930

Ariel Poems

1927

Eliot is confirmed in the Church of England and becomes a naturalized British citizen.

1930

"Ash Wednesday"

1932

Selected Essays, including most of The Sacred Wood.

1935

Poems, 1909-1935; including "Burnt Nortan."

1940-1942

Appearance of "East Coker," "The Dry Salvages," and "Little Gidding."

1943

"The Four Quartets"

1947

Death of T.S. Eliot's first wife, after long illness.

1948

King George VI bestowed the Order of Merit on T.S. Eliot. Eliot is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

1957

Marriage to Valerie Fletcher.

1958

The Elder Statesman

January 4, 1965

T.S. Eliot died.