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By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept

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But nothing tangible comes to rescue my besieged sanity, and I cannot decipher the code of the eucalyptus thumping on my roof. Look at the cover, the praise showered on it for being true and real and a masterpiece, and really, all I felt was irritated. However, I struggled to appreciate the raw honesty and passion it's famous for because I just found it too abstruse, too mired in wordplay, metaphor and reference to be truly moving. From the little I've read elsewhere, it sounds like his former fame had much to do with personal charisma, which meant it waned after his death in old age.

Elizabeth Smart did fall in love with English poet George Barker, and she did sponsor he and his wife to stay with her in California during World War II.

Elizabeth Smart, escritora y poetisa precoz, nació en 1913 en el seno de una de las familias más destacadas e influyentes de Ottawa. Fue durante aquellos primeros años en Inglaterra cuando Elizabeth Smart escribió En Grand Central Station me senté y lloré.

I understand that a later book, which actually occupies the second half of this printing, The Assumption of Rogues and Rascals, tells a much less emotional tale of raising four children alone. Oh, but nonetheless this book has some exqusite(ly stomach-churning) moments, and fascinating vignettes of its time, and led to some great, great lyrics. But with the disillusion of everything that I believed I knew or know or thought, comes (this is a constant becoming, and not something that has finished with me yet) everything that I could not possibly have known and a learning and a discovery. While he basked in the glow of being a celebrated yet penniless young poet, Smart's career sat in the shadows, as she took a job in advertising to support their children. By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept is her ‘prose poetry’ novel of her long term love affair with the married English poet George Barker.Pero es una auténtica joya, una joya frágil que todo lector tiene que manipular con cuidado, porque es una joya con ángulos afilados y una se puede fácilmente cortar con ella. First published in 1945, Elizabeth Smart's 'By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept' is not so much a semi-autobiographical novel, but more of a searing prose poem dedicated to the visceral power of love. Pero Elizabeth no estaba dispuesta a darse por vencida y, en plena guerra, siguió a su amado hasta Inglaterra, donde continuaron su particular relación durante años, sin que Barker terminara nunca de decidirse entre su mujer y Elizabeth, una indecisión que no le impidió tener otros tres hijos con ella.

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