By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept

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By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept

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Negar el amor, y engañarlo mezquinamente asegurando que lo no consumado será eterno, o que el amor sublimado se eleva hasta lo celestial, es repulsivo (…) ¿acaso puedo ver la luz de una cerilla mientras estoy ardiendo en los brazos del sol? This epiphany would eventually bring them together, and even though he was married, they would begin a love affair that would last for years, produce four children, and cause untold grief and heartache for everyone involved. Y no te presentan ninguna prueba, pero tú eres joven e idealista y no te cuesta ningún esfuerzo hacer el acto de fe que representa asumir estas teorías como verdaderas. I see, measuring the time, regarding equably the appearance, but I am as detached as the statistician is when he lists his thousands dead.

By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept" captures doomed and terminal love that will never fully die in a wonderful / painful manner. 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.I never understood my mother's love for my father," their son, Christopher Barker, wrote in this newspaper.

Pushing the boundaries of what we now refer to as auto-fiction or creative non-fiction, or art writing, Smart placed herself at the centre of her poetry, using her own life as the raw material with which to express her poetic voice.

Sentences like those above were like some drug of addiction, and in chapters without (many) I found myself bratty and chair-kickingly bored from withdrawal, and had to consciously adjust to paying more attention to the world and difference to see the peculiarities of her experience. The winds boomed triumph, our spines seemed overburdened, and our bones groaned like old trees, but a smile like a cobweb was fastened across the mouth of the cave of fate. First published in 1945, Elizabeth Smart's By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept is an enigmatic and nearly indescribable book, a small classic of poetic prose whose author has been compared with Anaïs Nin and Djuna Barnes.

So perhaps there will be no revolving back at all, and only archives, full of archetypes, like the composite photographs of movie heroines. The first piece in this book is an autobiographical-ish story of the authors love for the poet George Barker. 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. She was educated at private schools in Canada and for a year at King's College, University of London.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. My overall understanding remained intact and I garnered much about both Smart's personal history, including her affair with married George Barker, and her insight to 1940's America. The second piece is about living without the person, in a foreign country, during a war with a few kids by the person. I realised that throughout their relationship, the idea of Barker was as important to her as the reality: the journey through the storm was as important as the arrival at his door. I am shot with wounds which have eyes that see a world all sorrow, always to be, panoramic and unhealable, and mouths that hang unspeakable in the sky of blood.



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