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Edith Sitwell, a biography

by Geoffrey Elborn

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Published by Doubleday in Garden City, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sitwell, Edith, Dame, 1887-1964.,
  • Poets, English -- 20th century -- Biography.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementGeoffrey Elborn.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6037.I8 Z58 1981b
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 322 p., [4] leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages322
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4093386M
    ISBN 100385134673
    LC Control Number80001985

    Sitwell is the grandson of Sacheverell Sitwell, the British writer and critic, the great-nephew of Edith Sitwell, poet and critic, and is the heir presumptive to the Sitwell Baronetcy. He was educated at Eton College and the University of Kent, where he 'wrote a stupid kind of . Edith Sitwell. London: Sheldon Press,

    Dame Edith Sitwell was an English poet was famous for her formidable personality, Elizabethan dress, and eccentric opinions. Synopsis Dame Edith Sitwell was born on Sept. 7, in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England. A member of a distinguished literary family; her first book, The Mother and Other Poems, appeared in Edith Sitwell: A Critical Essay. Eerdmans. 47pp. Elizabeth Salter. The Last Years of a Rebel: A Memoir of Edith Sitwell. Boston: Houghton and Mifflin. pp. By Sitwell's secretary. Sonja Samberger. Artistic Outlaws: The Modernist Poetics of Edith Sitwell, Amy Lowell, Gertrude Stein and H. D.. LIT Verlag Berlin-Hamburg-Münster.

    Buy Edith Sitwell: Avant garde poet, English genius Reprint by Greene, Richard (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s:   “You call me the little Queen,” she told her uncle the King of the Belgians; “my body is little, but my heart is not.” Edith Sitwell’s endearing portrait of the young Victoria chronicles her unlikely ascension to the throne: spanning the succession crisis of King George III, her enduring love and marriage to Prince Albert, and her strength and power in a male dominated world.


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This is an uninspired biography of a woman who described herself as an electric eel swimming among flatfish. It is choked with detail and misses the lively story of a woman who Edith Sitwell the most of what she had against many odds.

It totally seems to miss her sense of by: 3. Edith Sitwell packed so much into her life that even a page biography is going to struggle to do justice to her. Born into an aristocratic family, whose country seat was Renishaw Hall near Sheffield; Sitwell always said she fell she was a changeling.

Over six foot tall with an extraordinary voice she had a commanding physical presence/5. Edith Sitwell was a Plantagenet a strange and wonderful creature belonging to another age and almost another world.

She was an opinionated writer and critic - a poet and a woman of great sensitivity. She was almost one of the Bloomsbury set - but always an outsider. I loved this book for its spirit and sense of adventure/5. Edith Sitwell, in full Dame Edith Sitwell, (born September 7,Scarborough, Yorkshire, England—died December 9,London), English poet who first gained fame for her stylistic artifices but who emerged during World War II as a poet of emotional depth and profoundly human concerns.

A biography book Sitwell: a biography. [Geoffrey Elborn] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Biography: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Elborn. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: Print book: Biography: English: 1st edView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects: Sitwell, Edith, -- Sitwell, Edith. Poets, English -- 20th century -- Biography. View all subjects; More like this: Similar Items. Edith Sitwell: Avant Garde Poet, English Genius by Richard Greene – review If Edith Sitwell was a pioneering modernist genius, as this definitive new biography suggests, her gift was not so much.

I n her old age Edith Sitwell told a sad, comical story about her girlhood ambitions. At four years old she was asked by a family friend what she wanted to be when she grew.

Poet and biographer Richard Greene, who teaches at the University of Toronto and won a Governor General's Literary Award inhas written a new biography of Dame Edith Sitwell (), reports the Montreal overdue (the last bio of Sitwell was A Unicorn Among Lions, published in ), Edith Sitwell: Avant Garde Poet, English Genius is reportedly full of the barbed.

Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. Obviously not, as claimed, ""the first full-length biography""; Victoria Glendinning (Edith Sitwell, p. ) is out ahead of Elbornin more ways than one.

The first biography of her for 30 years, using a wealth of previously unseen letters, it paints an extraordinary picture of childhood suffering, courageous writing and unrequited love. Edith Sitwell. 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 allusions. Edith Sitwell () was an English poet, and an upper-class eccentric renowned for her exotic clothing and over-sized jewellery.

She was prolific as a writer, and in the s and s was classed as an avant-garde modernist. Edith Sitwell multiple exposure, Cecil Beaton, "The two greatest mannequins of the century were Gertrude Stein and Edith Sitwell - unquestionably.

You just couldn't take a bad picture of those two old girls" A quote by Diana Vreeland Short Biography Edith Sitwell ( - ) was born in a very wealthy, aristocratic family. The English poet and critic Dame Edith Sitwell () was one of England's dominating literary figures for half a century and its most eminent woman poet.

Edith Sitwell was born in Scarborough on Sept. 7,into a family of landed gentry. Her brothers, Osbert and Sacheverell, both younger, also became celebrated writers.

Sitwell 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 critic.

Biography Biography of Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell Edith Sitwell was born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, the only daughter of the eccentric Sir George Sitwell, 4th Baronet, of Renishaw Hall; he was an expert on genealogy and landscaping.

Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell, DBE (7 September – 9 December ) was a British poet and critic and the eldest of the three literary Sitwells. She reacted badly to her eccentric, unloving parents and lived much of her life with her governess.

Edith Sitwell () was, through four decades, the most prominent and celebrated woman poet in Britain. Among the notable admirers of her work were Siegfried Sassoon, WB Yeats and Gertrude Stein, Stephen Spender and Marianne Moore.

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 in her writing life and became a champion of the modernist movement, editing six editions.

Buy a cheap copy of Edith Sitwell: A Biography. book by Geoffrey Elborn. Free shipping over $  Among the books that have been affected by the restrictions at Georgetown are a biography of Edith Sitwell, a volume of correspondence between Greene and Evelyn Waugh, and a chronology of Greene's.