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
64 Reviews
A classic work of poetic prose recounts the author's love affair with the poet George Barker

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This is a gorgeous work of poetic prose. - Goodreads
I felt conflicted about this poetry prose novella. - Goodreads
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

Review: By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept

User Review  - Mic Parker - Goodreads

This is a gorgeous work of poetic prose. Love is both what I feel about it and what it's about. A boy from a threesome recommended this to me one addled night. See also: "The Assumption of Rogues and Rascals." Read full review

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User Review  - Carrie Johnson - Goodreads

Quite overwhelming language, you definitely needed some background to why it was written- I think I need to go away to a quiet place & reread it again. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
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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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