T. S. Eliot

T. S. Eliot (September 26, 1888-January 4, 1965)—American-born British author, poet, playwright, literary and social critic—is one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. Recipient of the 1948 Nobel Prize for literature, the original style of his work had a significant effect on modern literature. Among his most famous works are his poems "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" (1915), "The Waste Land" (1922), "The Hollow Men" (1925), "Ash Wednesday" (1930), and "Four Quartets" (1945). He is also known for his plays, especially Murder in the Cathedral (1935), and the popular musical Cats (1981) is an adaptation of his Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (1939).