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I wasn't trying to suggest that the passage was overtly homosexual; at any
rate, even if the poem *were* about homosexuality, I can't imagine that
Eliot would be as blunt as you suggest -- least of all in Prufrock.

--George

 On Tue, 1 Apr 2003 [log in to unmask] wrote:

> In a message dated 4/1/03 10:17:45 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> [log in to unmask] writes:
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> > that homosexuality might (but probably doesn't) fit the bill.
> > It would do something to explain the poem's dedication and epigraph
>
> if eliot were going to use a homosexual passage from LDC he would've used
> Daniel in Purgatory or the Rear-facing sinners against order in Inferno.
> Michael
>