Northshore Magazine

April 2015

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106 | APRIL 2015 BY JOHN TAMILIO III, PH.D. Gloucester's land and sea once inspired poet T. S. Eliot. When readers ponder the names and places associated with the liter- ary heritage of Massachusetts, they typically conjure the pairs Nathan- iel Hawthorne and Salem, Emily Dickinson and Amherst, and Henry David Thoreau and Concord, among others. No one says T. S. Eliot and Eliot on Eastern Point photograph by Gretchen Parker (top) courtesy of the T. S. Eliot Estate (bottom) Julia Garrison in-depth FACES East Gloucester. Why would they? The man who many scholars claim is the greatest English poet of the 20th century was born and raised in Saint Louis, Missouri. He studied at Milton Academy and then Harvard University, but moved to England shortly after T. S. Eliot's father, Henry Ware Eliot, Sr., built the family summer home in 1896.

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