By Grand Central Station I sat down and wept ; and, The assumption of the rogues & rascals

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Vintage Books, Mar 3, 1992 - Fiction - 240 pages
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A classic work of poetic prose recounts the author's love affair with the poet George Barker

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Elizabeth Smart's writing is absolutely stunning. - Goodreads
The prose is overwhelming, every line a work of art. - Goodreads
a glorious, intense, suffocating blanket of prose - Goodreads
... it made me want to write in romantic prose, O! - Goodreads
There were no solutions in the writing on the wall. - Goodreads

Review: By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept

User Review  - Daniel - Goodreads

The story is the oldest, simplest one there is, but the fiery, emotional but lucid, brilliant voice that tells it is a revelation. By Grand Central Station... is a short, sharp shock to the senses, a dense, lyrical, allusive, but, most of all, devastating cry of joy and anguish. Read full review

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User Review  - Matt - Goodreads

As kind of a paunchy, heterosexual, middle aged man whose greatest passion may be for the study of taxation, I should not have adored this book as much as I did. But I think I'll read it twice in a ... Read full review


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About the author (1992)

Elizabeth Smart was born in Ottawa, Ontario on December 27, 1913. She attended King's College of the University of London for a year. Her titles include By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept, A Bonus, Ten Poems, Eleven Poems, the Assumption of the Rogues and Rascals and In the Mean Time. She died March 4, 1986 in London of a heart attack.

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