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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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Leerla es sentir que alguien te ha hecho el maravilloso y precioso regalo de compartir contigo una parte tan íntima que crees no merecer. Injure me, betray me, but only make me sure of the love, for all day and night, away from him and with him, everywhere and always, that is my gravity, and the apples (which ben ripe in my gardayne) fall only towards that.

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. 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. My room echoes with the screams she never uttered, and under my floor the vines of remorse get ready to push up through the damp.

The things I am most curious about now aren’t the emotions that overwhelmed Smart but how she managed as a single mother in the 1940s- who looked after her children when she worked? Predating (although not by much) the confessional feminist style made famous by Sylvia Plath, Smart wrote with uncompromising person honesty, paralleling in literature the deeply personal painting of feminist artists such as Frida Kahlo. Smart’s speaker is a pulsating nerve, unprotected from the larger world, suffering from the trauma of being a consistently othered and infantilised self. 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. 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.

The text is a first person fictionalized description of Smart’s feelings leading up to and through the affair, with very little description of Barker, let alone what he is feeling. Así la narradora describe por los estadios que pasa en su relación amorosa: esperanza, sentimiento de culpa, alegría, plenitud, duda, decepción, miedo, alejamiento, rabia, tristeza, vacío, etc.The novel’s speaker is a vaguely fictionalised version of Smart herself and the novel’s plot follows her through a relationship with an unnamed married man. Eventually they communicated directly and, as a result of Barker's impecunious circumstances, Elizabeth Smart flew both him and his wife from Japan, where he was teaching, to join her in the United States. and yet the two or three things the reader's able to discern about him make him sound not only not loveable, but not even particularly likeable.

De hecho, a pesar de todos los reveses recibidos, el amor que sentía la hizo sentir invencible, poderosa, fecunda. By the end of the second novella there is something captivating about the way she goes about telling the second half of her story. 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?Es un libro totalmente desanclado de la época en el que fue escrito, sus influencias se remontan a la poesía medieval, con tópicos literarios que van desde el "yo soy la más grande amadora que jamás ha existido" hasta el "los que nos rodean son unos materialistas que no pueden entender el amor y tienen envidia de nosotros". Smart gave birth to 4 of Barker’s children and eventually moved to rural England; the affair had cooled by then, but the two remained friendly. 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. Though she, likewise, survived independently without significant mishap, no doubt feeling she was like a dead siamese twin being dragged around by life - but also by some autopilot hoovering and shaving between all the howling.

But nothing tangible comes to rescue my besieged sanity, and I cannot decipher the code of the eucalyptus thumping on my roof.

She arranged to meet him, their attraction was mutual and it led to a long trans-Atlantic love affair through and following WWII. Luego también 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. She bought up as many copies as she could find of those that made their way into the country, and had them burned. They never married but Elizabeth bore George Barker four children and their relationship provided the impassioned inspiration for one of the most moving and immediate chronicles of a love affair ever written - By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept.

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