Abstract – scaricare il file per l'appunto completo Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1888, into a family of English descent and was educated at Harvard. Though an American by birth, his cultural background was at first English and then European. In fact he discovered John Donne and the English Metaphysical poets; he learned Italian by studying Dante, to whom he devoted one of his most celebrated essays in 1929. In 1910 he first went to Europe and studied (segue nel file da scaricare)