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26 septembrie 2012

Literary Birthday - T.S.Eliot

Happy Birthday, T.S. Eliot, born 26 September 1888, died 4 January 1965
Quotes on Writing
  1. Humour is also a way of saying something serious.
  2. Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.
  3. Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
  4. Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different.
  5. We read many books, because we cannot know enough people.
  6. The Nobel is a ticket to one’s own funeral. No one has ever done anything after he got it.
Unforgettable Lines from T.S. Eliot’s Poetry 
For I have known them all already, known them all:
Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons,
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons;
T.S. Eliot was a publisher, playwright, and literary critic. He is known as the most important English poet of the 20th century. Born an American, he was naturalised as a British subject in 1927.
His most famous poem is The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. Other poems include The Waste LandThe Hollow MenAsh WednesdayThe Journey of the Magi and Four Quartets.
He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948.

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