As I try to expand this collection into an all inclusive, global, gender, decade, genre free for all of vinyl, I had to pick up some poetry. It just seems fitting since we do already have some comedy and story albums.
Thomas Stearns Eliot OM (September 26, 1888 – January 4, 1965), usually known as T. S. Eliot, was an essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic, and “one of the twentieth century’s major poets”. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, he immigrated to England in 1914 (at age 25), settling, working and marrying there. He was eventually naturalised as a British subject in 1927 at age 39, renouncing his American citizenship.
Eliot attracted widespread attention for his poem The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (1915), which is seen as a masterpiece of the Modernist movement. It was followed by some of the best-known poems in the English language, including The Waste Land (1922), The Hollow Men (1925), Ash Wednesday (1930), and Four Quartets (1945). He is also known for his seven plays, particularly Murder in the Cathedral (1935). He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948, “for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry.”
T.S. Eliot Reading Poems and Choruses
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
Portrait of a Lady
Mr. Eliot’s Sunday Morning Service
Triumphal March from Coriolan
O Light Invisible from The Rock
Opening Chorus from Murder in the Cathedral
Chorus from Family Reunion
Today makes twelve years since my dad passed away so I’m asking that if you can, please donate $12.00 to my Over the Edge fundraising page. My dad always encouraged me to be a good person and give back when you could, and always pushed me to be a little adventurous so I do this rappel with him in mind.
Why would I want to work with the Special Olympics every year? Because individuals with intellectual disabilities face their fears every day and Special Olympics has been there helping them do that for over 40 years. They provide year round sports training and competition programs for over 11,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities for free. Sports is the catalyst for acceptance, inclusion, community engagement and so much more.
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