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Elizabeth Smart

(1913—1986) writer


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(1913–86),

Canadian born writer, born in Ottawa, but long resident in England. She is remembered for her prose poem By Grand Central Station I Sat Down And Wept (1945), an account of her love for G. Barker, by whom she was to have four children. It is passionate and lyrical, with biblical echoes from the Song of Songs, and was described by Brophy as ‘shelled, skinned, nerve‐exposed.’ She also published poetry (A Bonus, 1977; In the Meantime, 1984) and her journals have been edited (1986, 1994) by Alice Van Wart.

Subjects: Literature.


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