Joseph Pearce introduces listeners to the life and literary contributions of T.S. Eliot, a prominent 20th-century poet. Pearce discusses Eliot’s upbringing, education, and early influences, highlighting his journey from a Unitarian background to embracing Christianity. The episode delves into Eliot’s most famous work, “The Waste Land,” exploring its cultural impact, themes, and misunderstood aspects. Additionally, it touches upon other key poems like “The Hollow Men” and “The Journey of the Magi,” revealing Eliot’s evolving perspectives and eventual conversion to Christianity in 1927.
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Joseph Pearce is an English-born writer and convert to the Catholic Faith who lives in the USA. He is Director of Book Publishing at the Augustine Institute, editor of the St. Austin Review, and series editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions. He is the author of numerous books, including the TAN Books best-seller Benedict XVI: Defender of the Faith.