By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept #(2021)
- Title: By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept
- Author: Elizabeth Smart
- ISBN: 9780679738046
- Page: 278
- Format: Paperback
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i disagree with greg.when i was thirteen, i had a journal and i would lie on my tummy and kick my feet in the air and record my tiny thoughts.when i was fifteen, i had a journal and i would smoke a joint and lie on my tummy and record my huge earthshattering thoughts.when i was nineteen, i had a journal and well, let s save something for the biopic, shall we i don t have a journal any and you know why because i write huge purple monsters of sentences and only end up making myself small and shy w [...]
This book is written in poetic prose and is condidered by some critics to be a masterprice in the genre I can safely say I have never read anything quite like it before The book trailer uses the word indescribable and I certainly agree This book won t be for everyone you can read the varying reviews and see that I don t think you can just pick the book up and understand what it s about without some background information I read as much as I could about the relationship of Elizabeth Smart and Geo [...]
I had a joke I was going to start off with, but I can t remember exactly what it was I promised Karen I d put it in here though Karen bought this book for me in Portland at Powell s, I don t know why this book was on my to get list, but the title would have definitely been enough for me to want the book I think it might have been a favorite of Morrissey I d added a few books a while back because Morrissey liked them Anyway, Karen bought this for me, and Elizabeth was interested in the book when [...]
Elizabeth Smart was in a longterm relationship with the poet George Barker, even having four children with him During that time he was married So her life did not go the way she really wanted it to, and her longing for him permeates this book Published in 1945, it is one of the earlier examples of poetic prose, and the mention on the back cover that it is like Anais Nin and Djuna Barnes makes me want to read both of them in my reading experience it is closest to Jeannette Winterson, one of the a [...]
I am shot with wounds which have eyes that see a world of sorrow, always to be, panoramic and unhealable, and mouths that hang unspeakable in the sky of blood.See a woman who is part of an unending love triangle, feel the music of her love language through this prose poem, follow the staccato of her thoughts, know that this is about love and its melancholy Unrequited love No Unappreciated love, I would say Love that is not true But who I am to judge the confounding love the author shares with he [...]
Girl, he s not worth it.
By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept nearly did me in It s the story of a woman in love with a married man, and what I ve found is that it s just very, very difficult to convey the feeling of forbidden love and overwhelming lust without seeming like you re about to give yourself a stroke I just wanted this woman to calm down already It was too much, way too much, and I needed a break before I could pick it up again Fortunately for me, By Grand Central Station is a novella of only 100 pag [...]
Cuando empiezas a estudiar literatura en la universidad siempre hay un profe que te cuenta que las fronteras entre g neros literarios son muy difusas, que a veces no se puede distinguir tan claramente a qu g nero pertenece una obra Luego tambi n te encuentras otro profe o puede que sea el mismo que te cuenta que las mujeres tienen una forma de escribir diferente a la de los hombres Y no te presentan ninguna prueba, pero t eres joven e idealista y no te cuesta ning n esfuerzo hacer el acto de fe [...]
No es un libro que recomendar a a cualquier lector Es prosa po tica, no hay trama sino un sentimiento desbordante Est escrito de forma sublime y de gran intensidad, y esto puede arrastrar al lector como no lo ha hecho nadie, pero tambi n apabullar de forma que no se conecte o incluso parecer demasiado Yo creo que es una obra bell sima sobre todo las partes tres y cuatro, ciertos p rrafos sobre la Segunda Guerra Mundial muy reconocibles ya en la cultura popular y la ltima parte que le da nombre A [...]
Poetry in prose Very emotional telling of a forbidden relationship It is said to be a classic in this genre Written by Elizabeth Smart 1913 1986 , this tells her passionate love affair with a married man, poet George Baker 1913 1991 Their relationship lasted for 18 years and resulted to four children The book barely describes Baker but it is able to impart the variety of emotions that a woman in love with a married man feels There is the intensity of love no matter if it is forbidden but at the [...]
Being prose poetry , a concept I admit I am uncertain about where is the line drawn between lyrical prose and prose poetry Elizabeth Smart s By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept, acknowledged everywhere as a classic of the genre , is dense and florid Too often I felt like I was looking at a Magic Eye picture, struggling to make out the actual story and meaning in the confusion of language This was all the frustrating because having read a bit about the background of this story, Smart s [...]
Very divided about this book, hence the 3 stars On the one hand, gorgeous gorgeous prose there were many sentences I read over and over And the subject matter obsessive love is conveyed with the sort of honesty that s humbling honesty actually feels pretty pallid when applied to Elizabeth Smart, but I can t think of a word that means beyond honesty On the other hand and I realize this sort of criticism is like being confronted with a particular type of animal say a horse and whining that I wish [...]
By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept is a prose poem that details the narrator s affair with a married man, and her emotions relating to her situation And it is beautiful, that much I can say Elizabeth Smart s prose poetry is full of lush imagery and beautiful turns of phrase, and if I wasn t so weird about writing in my books, I would have underlined most of this book.This review will only be short, as there s not much else I can say about this, but at times I did find the prose a litle [...]
My goodness, this slim little book makes me feel curmudgeonly Look at the cover, the praise showered on it for being true and real and a masterpiece, and really, all I felt was irritated I wasn t convinced this was a great love story, any than Wuthering Heights is And at least with Wuthering Heights, I m not convinced we re supposed to think it is romantic.Note The rest of this review has been withheld due to the changes in policy and enforcement You can read why I came to this decision here In [...]
This self indulgent twaddle should have stayed in Smart s journal where it belongs Convoluted sentences, with layer upon layer of metaphor, make the book a struggle to read, and surely even in a prose poem it should be possible to work out what if anything is going on It made a little sense when I had read up on Smart s life and her relationship with Barker, but I reckon a book should stand up on its own without expecting the reader to do research In Part Ten nearly at the end Hurrah Smart writ [...]
Way back in the early 90s, I came across Ashley Hutchings album By Gloucester Docks I sat down and wept , an intensely personal folk rock concept album telling the story of a doomed relationship This book is referenced not just by the title, but because a few lines of it are quoted at a key point in the story Hutchings sleeve note says those who have not read it are recommended to as soon as possible It took me than 20 years, but when I saw the book, I was curious enough to buy it Elizabeth Sma [...]
Holy shit This was a work of art.Review on my book blog vivatramp 2015 09 be
Feb 2015 Prose poems about how bloody exhausting it is to be in love.For some of the people some of the times, I mean being old enough to know those who have made it into something sustainable.This has survived as a cult book largely thanks to Morrissey Grand Central Station has over a hundred times readers on here than the memoir of the affair by Smart s lover George Barker You ve won, Liz Though as they remained, tempestuously and non exclusively, involved until her demise she d no doubt thin [...]
The late, great Angela Carter offered the last word on this upon meeting Elizabeth Smart at a party, Carter apparently wrote in fury to her friend Lorna Sage saying that she hoped no daughter of hers would ever be in a position to write a book like Smart s BY GRAND CENTRAL STATION I TORE OFF HIS BALLS would be like it This anecdote and much else is from Kate Webb s review, Monsters marinated in being, TLS July 8 2016, pp 13 14.
Permitidme ser cruel Por un momento veo a George Barker leyendo esta novelita en la cama con una de las madres de sus quince hijos descojon ndose de risa Miento, es una imagen que no puedo quitarme de la cabeza.No me creo la pasi n arrebatadora de esta mujer Es demasiado descarnada, unos sentimientos tan exacerbados y tan ntimos, si no pasan un filtro de distancia y frialdad que los despoje de tanto melodrama, corren el riesgo de parecer triviales y vulgares al lector Lo confieso, no me cae del [...]
Abro una p gina al azar Abra por donde abra cualquier frase es pura poes a Aunque no coincido con esa forma tan absorbente de ver el amor, que anula y destruye me ha recordado a algunos versos e ideas de Sylvia Plath lo cierto es que sus im genes, sus met foras, sus planteamientos, son tan bellos y de una calidad tan excelente que puedo decir que he encontrado un nuevo libro de cabecera.Si os apetece, pod is leer mi rese a completa en elmomentoderaquel
This is really powerful I love her writing But I m not heartbroken enough right now to enjoy it I need to be massively depressed to read Sylvia Plath I need to be drinking black coffee to read Ernest Hemingway And it would seem I need to be at the depths of despair thankyouAnneShirley to read By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept.
Unlike any memoir or romance you ve ever read, this has been called a prose poem, but I would call it sheer poetry Every line is cadenced, every paragraph holds a memorable metaphor and image Written in the early 1940 s while Smart was in the throes of passionate obsession, it is hot without being salacious It doesn t have the overt sexuality of Ana s Nin, but is nonetheless just as erotic Smart fell in love with the poet George Barker in the most intimate fashion through the written word By rea [...]
This was, for me, an intensely frustrating book The Canadian author decided as a teenager she would fall in love with a poet She grew up somewhat and fell in love with literary also ran George Barker, whose main claim to fame is that TS Eliot once thought he was good They had a protracted and dreary relationship and four children, despite his marriage and complete lack of commitment to her or anyone else It s a prose poem that sings in places, but mostly whines a consequence of the poet choosing [...]
Smart s book recounts her decade long affair with the poet George Barker It s breathtaking, glorious and idiotic and I m totally mesmerized by it Angela Carter described the novel as like Madame Bovary blasted by lightning, but later wrote to her friend that her motivation for starting the feminist press Virago was that so no daughter of mine should ever be in the position to be able to write By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept, exquisite prose thought it might contain By Grand Central [...]
I passionately love the title of this book I passionately hate everything else about this book This isn t love Elizabeth, this is self serving nonsense It s so introspective She talks about how much she loves this man and yet you have no sense of why She doesn t talk about him She just talks about herself It felt so long I felt like I was endlessly reading the same paragraph And some of the images were beautiful but some of the images were ludicrous my lover has Doves eyes what in the name of Go [...]
I spent a summer afternoon with this novel at the botanic gardens and there I, myself sat down and wept By Grand Central Station I Sat Down And Wept is a poetic explosion of love in its rawest form, of emotion that is so course it stings to the touch Each sentence is a kind of tremulous agitation, a desperate cry of complete vulnerability, an intimate caress Could there be anything as beautiful as the love this woman bore this man
Opens at Big Sur, which is where I was this summer We visited Henry Miller s cabin but didn t find a copy of his Reflections On The Death Of Mishima In fact, the staff had never heard of it Big Sur is just like Cornwall, but light is less good.
A tale about love, and giving yourself completely to it, no matter what are the consequences Beautifully written, the words flow through and the full emotions are felt by the reader.
Whoa The intensity of Elizabeth Smart s BY GRAND CENTRAL STATION I SAT DOWN AND WEPT can be a bit hard to take It s like being stuck in a room with a classics scholar tripping on LSD that has a bit too much speed in it Every word should be in all caps and followed by a thumping secession of exclamation marks Smart s a smarty pants and has a way with words that keeps these rhapsodies this side of parody It helps that her flights of fancy are anchored by the mundanity of the real world, but her ta [...]
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