The Arms of the Infinite : Elizabeth Smart and George Barker
15 November 2010
The Arms of the Infinite takes the reader inside the minds of author Christopher Barker’s parents, writer Elizabeth Smart (By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept) and poet George Barker. From their first fateful meeting and subsequent elopement, Barker candidly reveals their obsessive, passionate, and volatile love affair.
He writes evocatively of his unconventional upbringing with his siblings in a shack in Ireland and, later, a rambling, falling-down house in Essex. Interesting and charismatic figures from the literary and art worlds are regular visitors, and the book is full of fascinating cameos and anecdotes.
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biography history social history social science women's studies poets, english 1943- 20th century 1913-1991 smart, elizabeth, barker, christopher, barker, george, 1913-1986