> Steve Pollack wrote:
> > In Prufrock, I believe we see a narrator personally confronting
> > homosexuality, but scared to death about revealing it in general
> > society:
> > "Shall I say, I have gone at dusk through narrow streets
> > And watched the smoke that rises from the pipes
> > Of lonely men in shirt-sleeves, leaning out of windows?..."
How do a standard fixture of cities--those lonely men--become specifically
homosexuals. Why not married men who, not being rich or proper enough to
belong to clubs, must send their smoke out of their wives' ways?