Thursday, September 26, 2019

September 26: Happy Birthday, T.S. Eliot

Today we recognize one of the great twentieth-century American poets, T.S. Eliot.  The Nobel Prize winner is well-known for his opus "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," and his 434-line epic "The Waste Land."

In 1954, already a very established literary figure, Eliot appeared on the NBC program Anthology, reading from "The Waste Land."  His works "Four Quartets," and "Murder In the Cathedral" were adapted by Orson Welles' high-quality program The Columbia Workshop.

The world of the literary and the popular needn't be exclusive, and in the golden age of radio, they weren't.  A happy birthday to Thomas Stearns Eliot.

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