The novella fits in well with the typical style of the Victorian era.

At the age of 25, Eliot moved to England where he began his career as a poet.

Eliot was a Harvard alumnus and was President of the college.

Eliot The poetry of the modernist movement is characterized by an emphasis on the alienation of the individual from the broader community in which he or she exists.

In his poetry, Eliot combines themes such as aridity, sexuality, and living death....

Eliot's Life and Accomplishments

Perhaps -- but if we insist on Marie as the consistent speaker, if we ask her to layhold of this complexity, we can expect only an unsteady grasp. The heterogeneity ofattitude, the variety of tone, do not resolve into the attitudes and tones of anindividual personality. In short, the boundaries of the self begin to waver: if we can nolonger trust our pronouns, what can we trust? Furthermore, though we find it difficult toposit one speaker, it is scarcely easier to posit many, since we can say with no certaintywhere one concludes and another begins. Though the poem's opening lines do not hangtogether, neither do they fall cleanly apart. Here, as elsewhere, the poem plays betweenbridges and chasms, repetitions and aggressive novelties, echoes and new voices.

Just after his years in college, he saw everyone broken and hopeless after the war (Shmoop “T.S.

On the other hand, Eliot lived in a time where romanticism and sentimentalism did not satisfy readers that needed something less elevated and more realistic.

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Eliot’s depression caused him to suffer writer’s block.

The voice changes, the structure varies, his allusions are elusive, and the first section of the poem is entitled “The Burial of The Dead.” This of course does not speak to a beginning, but to the conclusion of what could be one or many lives....

His mother wrote poetry and was once a teacher and social volunteer.

This webpage presents "The Lesson of Baudelaire,"one of the two short essays by T.S. Eliotthat appeared in the "Notes on Current Letters" sectionof the first volume of (Spring 1921).The essays were classified as work C119 by Donald Gallupin his bibliography of Eliot's works.

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The other essay by Eliot is titled"The Romantic Englishman, the Comic Spirit, and the Function of Criticism."Also published in the first issue of was Eliot's poem"Song to the Opherian"(pseudonymously attributed to Gus Krutzsch.)Both theand thecan be read online at this website.

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Eliot's essay ends in a few French words: . . . .Eliot is alluding to the last line of Baudelaire's poem("To the Reader")which served as the preface to his collection of poems().The line is and a translation of it is"Hypocrite reader, my double, my brother!"Eliot was to reuse this line in (Part I, line 76).

Eliot, T.S. "The Lesson of Baudelaire", , vol. I, Spring 1921, p. 4

Lawrence Rainey has also republished Eliot's essaysin an annotated edition of .The essays have also been annotated by him andthe three paragraphs of "The Lesson of Baudelaire"have a page and a half of notes(although, oddly, the page number that the essay was printed on is lacking.)