T. S. Eliot

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Born in St. Louis, Missouri, the innovative Modernist poet T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) was awarded the Nobel Prize for a body of work that includes the long poems The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, The Waste Land, and Four Quartets. His playful book Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats was adapted into the long-running Broadway musical Cats. Eliot emigrated to England as an adult and became a British citizen at 39.