By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept

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By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept

By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept

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En 1937, con tan sólo veinticuatro años, leyó un libro del poeta inglés George Barker e inmediatamente se enamoró de sus versos y de paso, sin siquiera conocerle, de él. In lushly evocative language, Smart recounts her love affair with the poet George Barker with an operatic grandeur that takes in the tragedy of her passion; the suffering of Barker's wife; the children the lovers conceived.

It is a slow-motion process of the guillotine in action, and I see plainly that no miracle can avert the imminent deaths. From the corner where the hill turns from the sea and goes into the secrecy and damp air of forbidden things, I stand disinterestedly examining the instruments and the pattern of my fate. De hecho, a pesar de todos los reveses recibidos, el amor que sentía la hizo sentir invencible, poderosa, fecunda. 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 authors I love and adore.Smart fell in love with the poet George Barker in the most intimate fashion -- through the written word.

Allí, un día, como por azar, entró en una librería y compró un libro de poesía de George Barker, y se enamoró no sólo de los poemas sino también del escritor. Originally published in 1945, 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. When the ship cracks in the typhoon, we cover our heads and tell ourselves that all will resolve back to normal. The first piece in this book is an autobiographical-ish story of the authors love for the poet George Barker.But overhung with her vines of faith, she is protected from their gaze like the pools in Epping Forest.

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