I'm not sure what was quirky as I've not read this specific text. But I think Menand is excellent and brings genuinely new ideas--at least when I've heard him. I don't think there is any "whole story." One got constructed in the 30s and 40s, but it did so by simply picking one idea and following it relentlessly like a sniffer dog. There are many stories, as with anyone as complex as Eliot. Cheers, Nancy >>> Chokh Raj 12/07/12 3:51 PM >>> T. S. Eliot and Modernity Louis Menand The New England Quarterly Vol. 69, No. 4 (Dec., 1996), pp. 554-579 Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/366554 CR From: David Boyd To: [log in to unmask] Sent: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 3:45 PM Subject: Re: OT: Coursera Another provider here http://www.udemy.com/ - listened to a Lecture re Eliot & Modernism, but thought it a bit quirky, and by no means the whole story - but it was only a random look-see.