By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept

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Flamingo, 1992 - 112 pages
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Smart was a globe-trotting journalist until she picked up a collection of George Barker's poetry in a London bookshop and decided to fall in love with him. This is a poetic prose recreation of her side of the affair, during which she bore him four children and he remained with his wife.

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User Review  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

Such a beautifully written book! Every page is imbued with the passion Smart felt for her lover, George Barker. Though, since Barker was married and a Catholic, their love would forever be carried out ... Read full review

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User Review  - stevencudahy - LibraryThing

A prose poem of exquisite beauty, a tale of the overwhelming love of an intelligent, articulate woman for a man unworthy of her, a long drawn-out howl in the service of the idea that love can change ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
17
Section 2
31
Section 3
39
Copyright

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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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