You can hear Eliot himself reading ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’ here. Or, if you prefer, you can listen to Anthony Hopkins reading it instead. You can also find an excellent selection of criticism on ‘Prufrock’ on the Modern American Poetry website.
Welding the vertebraeMy beast, my age, who will try to look you in the eye, and weld the vertebrae of century to century? (Osip Mendelstam, 'The Age', ll. 1-4)