Friday, August 21, 2009

You know you’re really an English major of a certain age when . . .

. . . you immediately recognize T.S. Eliot’s Complete Poems and Plays: 1909–1950 (1971) on the bookshelf behind the interviewees on MSNBC’s Hardball. That’s my copy, which I bought from the Book-of-the-Month Club as an earnest undergrad, and MSNBC’s copy, “as seen on TV,” perhaps also from the Book-of-the-Month Club.

Pop quiz: Why did English majors of a certain age join the Book-of-the-Month Club? What book were they looking to get?

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comments: 2

Geo-B said...


Michael Leddy said...

Give that man a magnifying glass. : )