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Nick DiPreta Alex Wysota. Born St. Louis Missouri as Thomas Stern Elliot Philosophy Major Schoolmaster and bank clerk Founder/Editor 17 years of literary.

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1 Nick DiPreta Alex Wysota

2 Born St. Louis Missouri as Thomas Stern Elliot Philosophy Major Schoolmaster and bank clerk Founder/Editor 17 years of literary journal Criterion Received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948

3 The Nobel Prize in Literature 1948 Poetry should represent the complexities of society, creating complex poems Expressed disillusionment of a younger post WWI generation The only way of expressing emotion in the form of art is by finding an objective correlative – T.S. Eliot

4 Preludes is divided into 4 parts. Each part represents a different part of day Eliots Preludes served to show the negativities in city life Eliots disillusionment in society become obvious as Preludes continues to show a day in the city.

5 The winter evening settles down With smell of steaks in passageways. Six oclock. The burnt-out ends of smoky days. And now a gusty shower wraps The grimy scraps Of withered leaves about your feet And newspapers from vacant lots; The showers beat On broken blinds and chimney-pots, And at the corner of the street A lonely cab-horse steams and stamps. And then the lighting of the lamps. The winter evening settles down With smell of steaks in passageways. Six oclock. The burnt-out ends of smoky days. And now a gusty shower wraps The grimy scraps Of withered leaves about your feet And newspapers from vacant lots; The showers beat On broken blinds and chimney-pots, And at the corner of the street A lonely cab-horse steams and stamps. And then the lighting of the lamps. z

6 His soul stretched tight across the skies That fade behind a city block, Or trampled by insistent feet At four and five and six oclock; And short square fingers stuffing pipes, And evening newspapers, and eyes Assured of certain certainties, The conscience of a blackened street Impatient to assume the world. I am moved by fancies that are curled Around these images, and cling: The notion of some infinitely gentle Infinitely suffering thing. Wipe your hand across your mouth, and laugh; The worlds revolve like ancient women Gathering fuel in vacant lots.

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