Elizabeth Smart’s passionate fictional account of her intense love-affair with the poet George Barker, By Grand Central Station I Sat Down And Wept, was described by Angela Carter as ‘a masterpiece … like Madame Bovary blasted by lightning’.
Originally published in 1945, this remarkable book is now widely identified as a classic work of poetic prose which, seven decades later, has retained all of its searing poignancy, beauty and power of impact.
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