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By Grand Central Station I sat down and wept

Elizabeth Smart

By Grand Central Station I sat down and wept

a novel

by Elizabeth Smart

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Published by Popular Library in Toronto .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Elizabeth Smart ; foreword by Brigid Brophy.
The Physical Object
Pagination128 p.
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18143187M

  Her landmark work, By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept was published in After the war she supported herself and her family through journalism and advertising work. In she became literary and associate editor of Queen magazine but subsequently dropped out of the literary scene to live quietly in a remote part of Suffolk/5(K).   First published in , 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/5(59).

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  Rhymes of Passion Laura Barton tells the story of the passionate obsessive love affair that inspired the extraordinary poetic novel By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept. Show more. Originally published in , this remarkable book is now widely identified as a classic work of poetic prose which, more than six decades later, has retained all of its searing poignancy, beauty and power of impact. By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept. Embed Copy .


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