Thomas Stearns Eliot, better known as T. S. Eliot, was an American-English poet, playwright, literary critic, and editor.
T. S. Eliot*
T. S. Eliot was born on September \(26\), \(1888\), in Missouri, U.S., to a prosperous, well-established, and elite family. His father, Henry Ware Eliot, was a successful industrialist, and his mother, Charlotte Champe Stearns, was a teacher, poet, biographer, and social worker.

Eliot did his B.A. and M.A. at Harvard University and had also worked as a teaching assistant there. Then, he moved to England at the age of \(25\) and settled, worked, and married there. In \(1927\), at the age of  \(39\), he gave up his American citizenship to become a British citizen.

On January \(4\), \(1965\), Eliot died of lung disease at his home in Kensington, London. He was \(76\) at the time of his death.

T. S. Eliot is known for his contribution to modern poetry. He is considered a leader of the Modernist movement in poetry and is also one of the \(20\)th century's major poets. In \(1948\), he received the Nobel Prize in Literature "for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry".

Some of his well-known works include:
  1. "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" (\(1915\); poem)
  2. "The Waste Land" (\(1922\); poem)
  3. "Murder in the Cathedral" (\(1935\); play)
  4. "Four Quartets" (\(1943\); poetry collection)
Apart from writing serious works, T. S. Eliot has also authored a book of light verse, "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats", published in \(1939\).