Sunday, 11 January 2015

Currently Reading - By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept.

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Written by Elizabeth Smart and published in 1945, By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept is a fictional account of Smart's love affair with the poet George Barker. It is widely recognized to be a classic, although it still remains relatively unknown.

By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept seems to be one of those books I have to force myself to read slowly. Written in poetic prose, it can be a little difficult to follow at times, but what it loses in comprehension, it gains in delicious description and beautiful poetic language. As my first attempt at a poetic prose novella, I'm intrigued to see how the language of a poem conveys the story line and whether it heightens the emotion the reader feels.

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