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The Life of TS Eliot Thomas Stearns Eliot was born on September 26 1888 in StLouis Missouri to Henry Ware and Charlotte Stearns Elliot His father was a businessman and his mother was a poetress Eliot came from a financially endowed family and was allowed to attend all of the best schools His education started at the prestigies grammar school Smith Academy in StLouis He then went to secondary school in Massachuets at Milton Academy a preparatory school for Harvard In 1906 he started his Bachelors Degree at Harvard and within three years he graduated He then started graduate school at Harvard to earn a Masters degree in Philosophy In 1910 Eliot studied French Literature in Paris at Sorbonne Then in 1911 he went to Munich Due to the war he was unable to travel back to the States and was detained in London England Eliot had always dreamed of being out on his own He finally had the chance He devoted his life now to learning and writing Eliots literary career began early in life His first publication A Tale of A Whale was in an issue of The Milton Academy Record in the April issue of 1901 His second publication soon followed with Milton Academy publishing The Man Who Was King in the June issue of 1901 His first major publications arrived shortly after His friend and trusted advisor Ezra Pound was able to persuade Eliot to publish The Love Song Of J Alfred Prufrock in 1915 Pound also introduced Elliot to Vivian Haigh-Wood who Elliot was married to three months after meeting It is said that The Love Song deals with Eliots own self image The lead character in this poem is insecure around ladies and the story is set in an environment where flirtation is a key componentLongman Even though Eliot did receive fame for this poem he still struggled with financial problems He was forced to get a
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