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T. S. Eliot

T. S. Eliot (1888–1965) was an America-born British poet, playwright, essayist, and editor. The recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948, his poetry captures the essence of spiritual realization that unites Buddhism and the Judeo-Christian tradition.

Dancing With Life: Buddhist Insights for Finding Meaning and Joy in the Face of Suffering

Why do we suffer? Is there a purpose to our pain? Noting that human beings have wrestled with such questions for thousands of years, Phillip Moffitt has found answers for his own life in Buddhist philosophy and meditation.

Four Quartets

The last major verse written by Nobel laureate T. S. Eliot, considered by Eliot himself to be his finest work. Four Quartets is a rich composition that expands the spiritual vision introduced in The Waste Land.

Practical Cat

How T. S. Eliot became T. S. Eliot.

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

Complete Poems and Plays

Poet, dramatist, critic ,and editor, T. S. Eliot was one of the defining figures of twentieth-century poetry.

Listen to T. S. Eliot Reflect on Poetry

The 92nd Street Y has unearthed a never-before-heard recording from December 4, 1950, when T.S. Eliot stood behind a lectern in the Kaufmann Concert Hall at the 92nd Street Y and read some of his best work in front of hundreds of people.

The Waste Land and Other Writings

Also includes Prufrock and Other Observations, Poems (1920), and The Sacred Wood First published in 1922, “The Waste Land,” T. S. Eliot’s masterpiece, is not only one of the key works of modernism but also one of the greatest poetic achievements of the twentieth century.

To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man’s life.

A spiritual reading of T. S. Eliot’s ‘Four Quartets’

The poems in T. S. Eliot's Four Quartets circle endlessly in and out of philosophies about time and memory, repeating themes and images.

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats

Eliot’s famous collection of nonsense verse about cats—the inspiration for the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats. This edition features pen-and-ink drolleries by Edward Gorey throughout.