By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept ; And, The Assumption of the Rogues & Rascals

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Vintage Books, 1945 - Fiction - 206 pages
56 Reviews
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
Dense lyric prose that takes time to decipher. - Goodreads
... it made me want to write in romantic prose, O! - Goodreads

Review: By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept

User Review  - Erin Oneilbaker - Goodreads

Dense lyric prose that takes time to decipher. The book reminds me of the intensity of teenage love, but Smart writes about the man she had 4 children with and decades long affair. She brings back the feelings I had during those tumultuous emotional times (good or bad)... Read full review

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User Review  - Erika - Goodreads

Stunning. Do yourself a favor and read it aloud. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
17
Section 3
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About the author (1945)

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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