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List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners:

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List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners:

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August, the cruel month

PARIS, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Just five years ago, the financial crisis started when the American Home Mortgage Investment Corp. filed for bankruptcy. The curse of August had struck again.
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Ted Hughes honored at Westminster Abbey

LONDON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- A service has been held dedicating a floor stone to Britain's former Poet Laureate Ted Hughes at Westminster Abbey in London, the BBC said.

List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners:

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Noted editor Giroux dead at age 94

TRENTON, N.J., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Respected editor Robert Giroux, who worked with many top writers during his career, has died at the age of 94 in Tinton Falls, N.J.

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T.S. Eliot's widow helping build library

LONDON, April 20 (UPI) -- The widow of noted U.S. poet T.S. Eliot has donated nearly $5 million to help build an independent lending library in London.
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Thomas Stearns "T. S." Eliot OM (September 26, 1888 – January 4, 1965) was a playwright, literary critic, and arguably the most important English-language poet of the 20th century. Although he was born an American he moved to the United Kingdom in 1914 (at age 25) and was naturalised as a British subject in 1927 at age 39.

The poem that made his name, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock—started in 1910 and published in Chicago in 1915—is regarded as a masterpiece of the modernist movement. He followed this with what have become some of the best-known poems in the English language, including Gerontion (1920), The Waste Land (1922), The Hollow Men (1925), Ash Wednesday (1930), and Four Quartets (1945). He is also known for his seven plays, particularly Murder in the Cathedral (1935). He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948.

Eliot was born into the Eliot family, a bourgeois family originally from New England, who had moved to St. Louis, Missouri. His father, Henry Ware Eliot (1843–1919), was a successful businessman, president and treasurer of the Hydraulic-Press Brick Company in St. Louis. Eliot credits his hometown with seeding his literary vision: "It is self-evident that St. Louis affected me more deeply than any other environment has ever done. I feel that there is something in having passed one's childhood beside the big river, which is incommunicable to those people who have not. I consider myself fortunate to have been born here, rather than in Boston, or New York, or London." His mother, Charlotte Champe Stearns (1843–1929), wrote poetry and was a social worker, a new profession in the early 20th century. Eliot was the last of six surviving children; his parents were both 44 years old when he was born. His four sisters were between 11 and 19 years older; his brother was eight years older. Known to family and friends as Tom, he was the namesake of his maternal grandfather Thomas Stearns.

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