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How about her?  He had a complicated relation with her and a very intense
one.  I did not name her because she was not one of his literary group that
he helped or hindered--the set I commented on.  I know her poetry
mattered to him.  I think it is not at all clear how.
Nancy



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How about his mother?
Cheers,
Peter

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I've no idea who you mean but I'm naming the ones I intend.
Nancy



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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.