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July 19, 1998|By A Reader's Guide to Twentieth Century Writers

T(homas) S(tearns) Eliot (1888-1965)

Was born in St. Louis, Mo., the seventh and youngest child of a local businessman. Eliot's education was thorough and traditional and led to the completion of a thesis on the 19th-century philosopher F.H. Bradley. Eliot studied at Harvard between 1906 and 1916, as well as at the Sorbonne; Oxford and the University of Marburg in Germany. Eliot's poem "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" (1939) is the inspiration and conceptualization?? for playwright Andrew Lloyd Webber's broadway musical "Cats."

Pub Date: 7/19/98


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