Thomas Stearns Eliot

American-born British poet, dramatist and literary critic; was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948.
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Thomas Stearns Eliot

Works edit

Poems edit

  • Ariel Poems (1931)—Copyrighted in the United States until 2027
  • Coriolan (1931)
  • Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (1939)—Copyrighted in the United States until 2035 due to Renewal R408456
  • The Marching Song of the Pollicle Dogs (1939)—Copyrighted in the United States until 2035
  • Billy M'Caw: The Remarkable Parrot (1939)—Copyrighted in the United States until 2035
  • The Cultivation of Christmas Trees (later "Ariel Poem", 1954)—Copyrighted in the United States until 2050

Plays edit

  • Sweeney Agonistes (published in 1926, first performed in 1934)
  • The Rock (1934)
  • Murder in the Cathedral (1935)
  • The Family Reunion (1939)
  • The Cocktail Party (1949)
  • The Confidential Clerk (1953)
  • The Elder Statesman (first performed in 1958, published in 1959)

Essays edit

  • The Second-Order Mind (1920)
  • Tradition and the Individual Talent (1920)
  • The Sacred Wood: Essays on Poetry and Criticism (1920)
  • Homage to John Dryden (1924)
  • The Idea of a Literary Review (1926)
  • Shakespeare and the Stoicism of Seneca (1928)
  • For Lancelot Andrewes (1928)
  • Dante (1929)
  • Selected Essays, 1917–1932 (1932)
  • The Use of Poetry and the Use of Criticism (1933)
  • After Strange Gods (1934)
  • Elizabethan Essays (1934)
  • Essays Ancient and Modern (1936)
  • The Idea of a Christian Society (1939)
  • Christianity & Culture (1939)
  • A Choice of Kipling's Verse (1941)
  • Notes Towards the Definition of Culture (1948)
  • Poetry and Drama (1951)
  • The Three Voices of Poetry (1954)
  • The Frontiers of Criticism (1956)
  • On Poetry and Poets (1957)

Letters edit

Book Reviews edit

Collections edit

  • Collected poems, 1909-1935 (Renewal: R316830)
  • Collected poems 1909-1962 (Renewal: RE539950) (compilation); (Renewal: RE539951) (limited new matter)
  • The Complete poems and plays (Renewal: RE051252)


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1929.

This author died in 1965, so works by this author are in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 58 years or less. These works may be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.


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