From: Nancy Gish Eliot clearly liked women; he said at one point to Aiken (I think) that he was very dependent on their company. He had women friends all his life and in some cases was very emotionally intimate with them--Mary Trevelyan for example. But that is quite separate from his belief that with rare exceptions they could not write poetry and his preference for keeping them out of publication. His championing of Marianne Moore and--at one time but not consistently--Djuna Barnes are presented by him as clear exceptions to a general rule. =========================================== I think you're forgetting someone. Cheers, Peter.