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.

>>> Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]>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


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Another provider here  
- 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.