Showing posts with label Thomas Stearns Eliot. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Thomas Stearns Eliot. Show all posts

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.

Friday, September 26, 2014

September 26: Happy Birthday, T.S. Eliot


St. Louis native Thomas Stearns Eliot was born on this day in 1888. He is a Nobel Prize-winning author and favorite of poets and other writers and readers.  He is best known for The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, Four Quartets, and The Waste Land.

All of these have been performed on the radio at one time or another, with The Waste Land being a particular target.  Four Quartets was read on Columbia Workshop in 1946.

Happy birthday, T.S.  Or, perhaps we should say ts.