American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Eliot, Charles William 1834-1926. American educator and editor who was president of Harvard University (1869-1909) and edited the Harvard Classics (1909-1910), a 50-volume selection of world literature.
- Eliot, George Pen name of Mary Ann Evans. 1819-1880. British writer whose novels, all in the 19th-century realist tradition, include Adam Bede (1859), Silas Marner (1861), and her masterpiece, Middlemarch (1871-1872).
- Eliot, John 1604-1690. English missionary in America who converted many Native Americans to Christianity and contributed to The Bay Psalm Book (1640), the first book printed in New England.
- Eliot, T(homas) S(tearns) 1888-1965. American-born British critic and writer whose poems "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” (1915) and The Waste Land (1922) established him as a major literary figure. He also wrote dramas, such as Murder in the Cathedral (1935), and works of criticism. He won the 1948 Nobel Prize for literature.
- n. British writer of novels characterized by realistic analysis of provincial Victorian society (1819-1880)
- n. British poet (born in the United States) who won the Nobel prize for literature; his plays are outstanding examples of modern verse drama (1888-1965)
“ELIOT COHEN, PROFESSOR OF STRATEGIC STUDIES, JOHNS HOPKINS SCHOOL OF ADVANCE INTERNATIONAL STUDIES: Eliot, good to see you this morning.”
“Eliot is also the author of Burning Down the House: Ripping, Recording, Remixing, and More!, and iPod and iTunes QuickSteps.”
“My problem with T. S Eliot is that not one person I know would want to recite “The Waste Land” with me on Saturday afternoons!”
“T.S. Eliot is not one of my fave authors right now!!”
“TS Eliot is the Godfather, in my opinion, of modern writing.”
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“Lents neighborhood association might take a cue from the neighbors in Eliot, adjacent to the Rose Quarter.”
“Eliot is usually taken as a conservative defender of tradition, of the notion of "an ideal order," but it seems to me unlikely that the younger Eliot, at any rate, would have much use for current notions of the "canon.”
“Modern literature as a whole, of which Eliot is the avatar and Dewey the advocate (at least in theory), would not have been possible if poets and writers (many of them now seen as "conservative" in their political and cultural views) had not seen literary tradition both as something to be honored and as something to be defeated.”
“Eliot is himself perhaps the most distinguished example, in the twentieth century at least, of the "poet-critic," the "creative" writer who also feels the need to write literary criticism, as if the creative act of writing poetry is not quite finished unless it is accompanied by some critical analysis that goes beyond the kind he ascribes here to the writer performing such analysis on his own work.”
“The woman whom the New York Times has identified has identified as the central figure in Eliot Spitzer's downfall has a MySpace page, complete with an original hip-hop tune.”
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