The Philosophy of T.S. Eliot, Sceptic and Mystic

Tuesday 20th November, 7.30 at the Rose and Crown, Tintern



Dr Vanessa Dodd

NEXT MEETING 20th November 2018

Leading 20th century poet T.S. Eliot, famous for The Wasteland which condemned the spiritual bankruptcy of Europe following WWI, in his early years actually pursued a career in philosophy and at Harvard University he undertook PhD research into the thinking of F.H. Bradley, a British proponent of philosophical idealism. The talk will explore the unlikely connections between these two aspects of his life's work.


Thomas Stearns Eliot, OM (26 September 1888 – 4 January 1965), was an essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic, and "one of the twentieth century's major poets".[2] Born in St. Louis, Missouri, in the United States, to a prominent Boston Brahmin family, he moved to England in 1914 at the age of 25, settling, working, and marrying there. He became a British subject in 1927 at the age of 39, renouncing his American passport.

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