Edith Sitwell. by Lehmann, John

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Published by Longman .

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  • Sitwell, Edith, -- 1887-1964.

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Published forthe British Council.

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SeriesWriters and their work -- no.25
The Physical Object
Pagination39p.
Number of Pages39
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Open LibraryOL13689438M

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Edith Sitwell was born in Yorkshire, England in Her collections of poetry include Green Song and Other Poems (), Variations on a Theme (), Façade (), The Wooden Pegasus (), and The Mother and Other Poems ().Sitwell’s early work was often experimental, creating melody, using striking conceits, new rhythms, and confusing private.

A member of a distinguished literary family, she was the daughter of Sir George Sitwell and the sister of Sir Osbert and Sir Sacheverell first book, The Mother and Other Poems, appeared in She began to attract attention by editing in an annual anthology, Wheels, in which she and her brothers led a spirited revolt against the prevailing poetry of the Georgians.

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Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell DBE was born on 7 September in Scarborough in the North Riding of Yorkshire. Edith was the oldest child and only daughter of her wildly eccentric and unloving parents.

Her father, believing she had a spinal deformation, imposed upon her a ‘cure’ which involved locking her into an iron frame. In Edith began to publish her poetry, her. English Women (Writers' Britain) by Edith Sitwell and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Edith Sitwell () was born into an aristocratic family and, along with her brothers, Osbert and Sacheverell, had a significant impact on the artistic life of the 20s.

She encountered the work of the French symbolists, Rimbaud in particular, early. Collected Poems by Edith Sitwell pp, Duckworth Overlook, £ Shortly after the appearance of Edith Sitwell's first Collected Poems Author: Jeremy Noel-Todd.

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Her autobiography, Taken Care Of: The Autobiography of Edith Sitwell, was published posthumously inand her Selected Letters:edited by John Lehmann and Derek Parker, saw the light in Since then, a new volume, The Selected Letters of Edith Sitwell, edited by Richard Greene, was first published in Buy The song of the cold: [poems] by Edith Sitwell, Dame online at Alibris.

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InEdith Sitwell was awarded a medal by the Royal Society of Literature. Honorary degrees from Oxford, Leeds, Durham, and Sheffield universities followed, and. British poet and critic on her meetings with Marilyn. Edith Sitwell was a British writer and critic who was named Dame Commander of the OBE.

Her two younger brothers, Osbert and Sacheverell, were literary figures in their own right. The Sitwell family had aristocratic origins, but Edith had an unhappy home life and was closer to her governess than to her parents.

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Genre/Form: Biographies Portraits Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Salter, Elizabeth. Edith Sitwell. London: Oresko Books, Edith was the eldest of the three children of Lady Ida Denison and Sir George Sitwell.

Her mother, a noted beauty, was married at seventeen to Sir George and. Sitwell, English literary family, one of the most celebrated literary families of the 20th cent. Its members included Dame Edith Sitwell, –, English poet and critic, Sir Osbert Sitwell, –, English author, and Sir Sacheverell Sitwell (səshĕv´ərəl), –, English art were the children of Sir George Sitwell, an antiquarian and genealogist, and were.

The Sitwells (Edith Sitwell, Osbert Sitwell, Sacheverell Sitwell), from Scarborough, North Yorkshire, were three siblings who formed an identifiable literary and artistic clique around themselves in London in the period roughly to This was marked by some well-publicised events, notably Edith's Façade with music by William Walton, with its public debut in.

THIS IS YOUR LIFE - Dame Edith Sitwell, poet and critic, was surprised by Eamonn Andrews on the stage of the BBC Television Theatre. Edith published poetry continuously fromwhen her first poem The Drowned Suns was published in the Daily Mirror.

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