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Wednesday, 20 November 2013

BOOKS: By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept by Elisabeth Smart

Available from Amazon in paperback only
AWESOME - first published in 1945, it is three decades since I first read this extraordinary book and I was, once more, astonished.  A masterpiece of poetic prose.

To quote Brigid Brophy in her Foreword to the book 'Reading the book is like saying a tragic, pagan, erotic rosary'. 

1 comment:

  1. I first read it as a student in the 60s/70s and, beyond the title, couldn't appreciate it. Too young, I suppose. I found the book again a few years ago and was astonished by it.