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By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept - Elizabeth Smart
By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept
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Elizabeth Smart's passionate fictional account of her intense love-affair with the poet George Barker, described by Angela Carter as 'Like MADAME BOVARY blasted by lightening ...A masterpiece'. One day, while browsing in a London bookshop, Elizabeth Smart chanced upon a slim volume of poetry by... show more
Elizabeth Smart's passionate fictional account of her intense love-affair with the poet George Barker, described by Angela Carter as 'Like MADAME BOVARY blasted by lightening ...A masterpiece'. One day, while browsing in a London bookshop, Elizabeth Smart chanced upon a slim volume of poetry by George Barker - and fell passionately in love with him through the printed word. Eventually they communicated directly and, as a result of Barker's impecunious circumstances, Elizabeth Smart flew both him and his wife from Japan, where he was teaching, to join her in the United States. Thus began one of the most extraordinary, intense and ultimately tragic love affairs of our time. They never married but Elizabeth bore George Barker four children and their relationship provided the impassioned inspiration for one of the most moving and immediate chronicles of a love affair ever written - By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept. Originally published in 1945, this remarkable book is now widely identified as a classic work of poetic prose which, more than six decades later, has retained all of its searing poignancy, beauty and power of impact.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780586090398 (0586090398)
Publisher: Paladin
Pages no: 112
Edition language: English
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Mellkoh
Mellkoh rated it
4.0 By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept
This book is so unlike anything I've ever read. At only 112 pages, I should have been able to get through it in a few hours, but it took me a a couple of days. I found myself reading and re-reading pages several times in order to appreciate the prose and to try and grasp the sub-text. I also went ...
Breid
Breid rated it
Exquisitely poetic and completely heart-rending
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