Sitwell, Edith, 1887-1964

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1887-09-07
Death 1964-12-09
GB
English, French

Biographical notes:

English poet, biographer, critic, and anthologist. Edited and contributed to the annual anthology Wheels.

From the description of Edith Sitwell correspondence, 1942-1944. (Texas Woman's University Library). WorldCat record id: 28185434

English poet, critic, and novelist.

From the description of Letter to an unknown recipient, ca. 1949. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647817483

From the description of Photoprint and letter, n.d. and 1981 October 28. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647818177

English author and poet.

From the description of Edith Sitwell collection, [19uu]. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70969799

Dame Edith Sitwell (1887-1945) was an English poet, prose author and renowned eccentric. Sitwell was born into a prominent literary family and participated in literary endeavors with her brothers, Sir Osbert and Sir Sacheverell Sitwell. Her first book, The mother and other poems, was published in 1915, and Sitwell steadily published poetry from this point until her death. Her last book of poems, The outcasts, appeared in 1962, and her Collected poems were published in 1930. Although chiefly known as a poet, Sitwell also composed works in prose, many of which were nonfiction works and biographies. In 1953 Sitwell completed a film script based on her book on the life of Elizabeth I, A fanfare for Elizabeth (1946). A book of Sitwell's letters, Selected letters, was published in 1970, six years after her death.

From the description of Papers of Dame Edith Sitwell, 1913-1915. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122499628

Edith Louisa Sitwell (1887-1964), the poet and critic, first met Pavel Fyodorovitch Tchelitchew, the Russian migr artist (1898-1957), in Paris in January 1927. She became a firm friend and strong supporter and patron of his, and he was to paint her portrait at least six times. He was then living with his sister Choura (b 1903); she was to marry Alexander Zaoussailoff in 1935. A warm and long-lasting friendship developed between the two women. They frequently dined together in Paris during Edith's stays in the city, and there is ample evidence in the letters of Edith's affectionate concern for Choura and those close to her.

From the guide to the Edith Sitwell Letters, 1930-1962, (University of Sussex Library)

Poet Edith Sitwell's long and varied career is an echo of the 20th century. She was born into an aristocratic if slightly dysfunctional family, and had early success as a poet and anthologist, aided by memorable public readings. Her early poems were extravagantly stylish and innovative; her comparatively neglected later work is equally successful in exploring social injustice, equally stylish and sharp. She was also an influential editor and mentor, encouraging such poets as Wilfred Owen and Dylan Thomas, and remains a vital and undervalued 20th century poetic voice.

From the description of Edith Sitwell letters, 1921-1956. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 55081882

Edith Sitwell was an English writer.

From the description of Edith Sitwell collection. [1943-1957]. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 676777152

English poet.

From the description of Telegram : Eckington, to Kenneth Clark, 1949 Nov. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773124733

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Kenneth Clark, 1950 Jan. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773126652

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Sheffield, to "My dear K," 1947 July 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772523187

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, 1942 Oct. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772537099

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Kenneth Clark, 1947 July 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772644772

From the description of The death of a giant and At the cross-roads: autograph poems signed, undated [ca. 1958]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772130304

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Kenneth Clark, 1960 Oct. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773748361

From the description of Song : autograph poem signed, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772148310

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, 1960 Dec. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773749379

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Montagnana, to Kenneth Clark, 1952 Oct. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773299138

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Taormina , Italy, to Jane Clark, 1952 Jan. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773288634

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Montagnana, to Jane Clark, 1952 Sept. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773298088

From the description of His blood colours my cheek : autograph poem signed, undated [ca. 1962]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772156900

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, 1961 Apr. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773759396

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Kenneth Clark, 1951 June 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773281750

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Kenneth Clark, 1949 May 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773076825

From the description of The bee-keeper : autograph poem signed, undated [ca. 1947]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772465485

From the description of A song of the dust : autograph poem signed, undated [ca. 1953]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772459194

From the description of The song of Dido and Song : autograph poems signed, undated [ca. 1953]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772461962

From the description of The wind of early spring : autograph poem signed, undated [ca. 1953]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772459487

From the description of Out of school : autograph poem signed, undated [ca. 1949]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772460806

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Kenneth Clark, "Saturday" [1947 July]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 774037337

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, undated [1935-1964]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773936740

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Kenneth Clark, [1935-1962]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773935626

From the description of Telegram : London, to Jane Clark, [1952]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773928075

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, "Monday" [1956]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773940614

From the description of Autograph letter : Montegnana, Italy, to Kenneth Clark, 1959 Dec. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773715760

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, 1954 Aug. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773393269

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Montagnana, Italy, to Jane Clark, 1955 May 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773395262

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Kenneth Clark, 1953 Nov. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773371799

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Hollywood, Calif., to Jane Clark, 1953 Dec. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773372854

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Montagnana, Italy, to Jane Clark, 1955 Nov. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773405009

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Jane Clark, 1955 Sept. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773408187

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, 1954 June 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773373858

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Kenneth Clark, 1954 June 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773383342

From the description of Autograph letter signed : "as from Montagnana, Italy," to Jane Clark, 1954 Sept. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773394929

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Montagnana, Italy, to Kenneth Clark, 1954 Sept. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773390060

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Kenneth Clark, 1954 Aug. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773388177

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Montagnana, Italy, to Jane Clark, 1954 Oct. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773395187

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Kenneth Clark, "Monday" [1956 June or July]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773830470

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, "Thursday" [1957]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773834470

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Kenneth Clark, undated [ca. 1947?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773828565

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Jane Clark, "Monday" [1950]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773823883

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Jane Clark, "Sunday" [1935-1964]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773835654

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, 1964 Oct. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773823147

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, "Sunday" [after 1952 Dec.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773834011

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, "Monday" [1935-1964]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773829428

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Kenneth Clark, 1946 Aug. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773831207

From the description of Autograph letter signed "the Displaced Person" : Montagnana, Italy, to Jane Clark, "Wednesday the 14th" [1955 Sept. 14?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773836316

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, "Saturday" [before 1959 June 12]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773829322

From the description of Autograph letter signed : "as from Renishaw Hall" [near Sheffield], to Kenneth Clark, "Friday" [1956 June]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773824033

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, "Friday" [1935-1964]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773835619

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Kenneth Clark, "Monday" [1946-1960]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773827309

From the description of Autograph poems (29) : [various places], to Kenneth and Jane Clark (Lord and Lady Clark), ca. 1947-1960. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270664519

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Jane Clark, 1950 Mar. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773195794

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Montagnana, Italy, to Kenneth Clark, 1950 May 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773196523

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Kenneth Clark, 1951 Apr. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773212015

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Jane Clark, 1950 Aug. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773198607

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Los Angeles, to Jane Clark, 1951 Jan. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773209955

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Montagnana, Italy, to Jane Clark, 1950 May 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773196574

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Montagnana, Italy, to Jane Clark, 1959 Jan. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773611884

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Kenneth Clark, 1959 July 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773617161

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, 1958 May 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773610628

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, "Saturday" [1957 Aug. 10]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773601040

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, 1959 June 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773612431

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Montagnana, Italy, to Jane Clark, 1956 Jan. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773591133

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Kenneth Clark, 1958 Mar. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773610531

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, 1959 Mar. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773611206

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Jane Clark, 1956 June 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773591988

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Jane Clark, 1956 Sept. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773593744

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Montagnana, Italy, to Jane Clark, 1958 Nov. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773611433

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Jane Clark, 1959 June 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773612656

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Montagnana, Italy, to Jane Clark, 1957 Sept. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773599821

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Jane Clark, 1959 June 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773613048

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Jane Clark, 1950 June 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773198165

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, 1958 Feb. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773601195

From the description of Autograph letter : Montagnana, Italy, to Jane Clark, 1959 Feb. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773611932

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Jane Clark, 1958 July 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773610319

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Montagnana, Italy, to Jane Clark, 1957 Jan. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773599210

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, "Thursday" [after 1957 July 31]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773828361

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Kenneth Clark, "Sunday" (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773836600

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Kenneth Clark, 1959 July 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773702974

From the description of Autograph letter : Montegnana, Italy, to Kenneth Clark, 1960 Jan. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773712155

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, 1959 July 29[-30]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773701102

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Montagnana, Italy, to Kenneth Clark, 1956 Jan. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773402978

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Jane Clark, 1954 June 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773383197

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Montagnana, Italy, to Jane Clark, 1955 Nov. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773398202

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Kenneth Clark, 1950 Jan. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773126979

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Montagnana, Italy, to Jane Clark, "Friday" [1960 or later?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773834951

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, 1963 Mar. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773821937

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Jane Clark, "Monday" [1956 June or July]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773830646

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Kenneth Clark, 1949 Nov. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773125051

From the description of Autograph letters signed (179) : [various places], to Kenneth and Jane Clark (Lord and Lady Clark), 1935 Oct. 15-1964 Oct. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270664201

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Jane Clark, 1950 Mar. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773194197

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Jane Clark, 1958 Aug. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773610790

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Montagnana, Italy, to Jane Clark, 1956 Oct. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773593898

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Kenneth Clark, 1956 June 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773591921

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Jane Clark, 1957 July 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773600169

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Montagnana, Italy, to Jane Clark, 1950 Apr. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773196197

From the description of The shadow of Cain : autograph poem signed, undated [ca. 1947]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772518875

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Kenneth Clark, 1959 July 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773700896

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, "Monday" [ca. 1956 Apr. 2]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773831967

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, 1963 Sept. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773822353

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Montagnana, Italy, to Jane Clark, 1950 May 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773197361

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, 1958 May 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773610598

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Jane Clark, 1958 Sept. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773610966

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, 1959 Mar. 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773611339

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, 1961 July 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773759175

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Kenneth Clark, 1961 Jan. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773758451

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, 1961 Apr. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773758953

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, 1961 Jan. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773757347

From the description of Dirge for the new sunrise : autograph poem signed, undated [ca. 1949]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772147883

From the description of Autograph letter : Montegnana, Italy, to Jane Clark, 1960 Feb. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773723369

From the description of Gardeners and astronomers : autograph poem, undated [ca. 1953]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772150729

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, 1961 Feb. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773758875

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Jane Clark, 1960 Sept. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773749328

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, 1961 Aug. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773759218

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, 1961 Aug. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773760242

From the description of Autograph letter : London, to Jane Clark, 1960 Mar. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773748306

From the description of Spring morning : autograph poem signed, undated [ca. 1949]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772138731

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Kenneth Clark, 1961 Aug. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773759655

From the description of Queen Anne Boleyn's song : autograph poem signed, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772162211

From the description of Autograph letter : Montegnana, Italy, to Jane Clark, 1960 Feb. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773748229

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Jane Clark, 1953 Nov. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773309086

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Taormina , Italy, to Jane Clark, 1951 Dec. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773284335

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Montagnana, Italy, to Kenneth Clark, 1953 Sept. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773307027

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Hollywood, Calif., to Jane Clark, 1953 Mar. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773305963

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Kenneth Clark, 1952 May 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773298016

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Montagnana, Italy, to Jane Clark, 1953 Sept. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773307419

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Salerno, Italy, to Jane Clark, 1952 Jan. 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773291778

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Taormina , Italy, to Jane Clark, 1951 Dec. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773283895

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Jane Clark, 1951 Nov. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773284114

From the description of Autograph letter signed : on board the S. S. United States, to Jane Clark, 1952 Mar. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773303168

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Taormina , Italy, to Kenneth Clark, 1951 Dec. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773285502

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Jane Clark, 1951 Apr. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773279592

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Jane Clark, 1953 June 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773306760

From the description of Autograph letter signed : on board the S. S. United States, to Kenneth Clark, 1952 Mar. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773296446

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Montagnana, to Kenneth Clark, 1952 Mar. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773299433

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Montagnana, Italy, to Kenneth Clark, 1953 Oct. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773307977

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Kenneth Clark, 1951 Apr. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773280387

From the description of Portion of an autograph letter : Sheffield, to [Kenneth Clark], [after 1947 July 24]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772524412

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Jane Clark, 1944 Mar. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772540576

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to Jane Clark, 1937 June 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772537261

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Kenneth Clark, 1945 June 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772542761

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to Kenneth Clark, 1937 Jan. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772537671

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Jane Clark, 1944 Sept. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772542352

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Kenneth Clark, 1945 Dec. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772543325

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield , to Jane Clark, 1949 Apr. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773042049

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield , to Kenneth Clark, 1947 Dec. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773050451

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Kenneth Clark, 1946 July 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772636573

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Kenneth Clark, 1947 May 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772639866

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Kenneth Clark, 1946 May 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772633825

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, 1945 Dec. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772630018

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Bournemouth, to Kenneth Clark, 1946 Jan. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772630133

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Kenneth Clark, 1947 June 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772640183

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Kenneth Clark, 1946 Jan. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772630822

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Jane Clark, 1946 May 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772635020

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, 1947 Jan. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772636870

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, 1945 Dec. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772629485

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Jane Clark, 1945 Oct. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772627877

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Kenneth Clark, 1947 June 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772644162

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Kenneth Clark, "Wednesday" [1947 July or Aug.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772645278

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Kenneth Clark, 1946 May 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772633963

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Jane Clark, 1946 May 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772635187

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield] , to Kenneth Clark, 1947 Aug. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772645330

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield] , to Kenneth Clark, 1947 Aug. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772646906

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Kenneth Clark, 1946 Dec. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772636713

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Kenneth Clark, 1946 June 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772634096

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Kenneth Clark, 1949 May 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773078131

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, 1949 Oct. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773089559

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Jane Clark, 1949 Aug. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773089639

From the description of Telegram : Eckington, to Kenneth Clark, 1949 Oct. 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773090259

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Kenneth Clark, 1949 Aug. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773076975

From the description of The war orphans : autograph poem signed, undated [ca. 1957]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772468934

From the description of The coat of fire : autograph poems signed, undated [ca. 1948]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772465349

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Montagnana, Italy, to Jane Clark, "Friday" [after 1960 Feb. 18]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 774036085

From the description of A love-song of Medusa, perhaps : autograph poem signed, undated [ca. 1953]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772459830

From the description of A song of the dust : autograph poem signed, undated [ca. 1953]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772460253

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, "Saturday" [1960]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 774035024

From the description of An old song re-sung : autograph poem signed, undated [ca. 1953]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772459142

From the description of A song in winter : autograph poem signed, undated [ca. 1962]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772468499

From the description of Legend : the eagle and Aeschylus : autograph poem signed, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772461382

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, "Sunday" [1935-1964]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 774036412

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, "Thursday" [1959-1960]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 774034924

From the description of Variation on a theme : autograph poem signed, undated [ca. 1954-1963]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772469531

From the description of Autograph letter signed : "as from the Sesame Club" [London], to Kenneth Clark, "Monday" [1940 or later]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 774038799

From the description of The road to Thebes : autograph poem signed, undated [ca. 1953]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772466444

From the description of La bella bona roba and The outcasts : autograph poems signed, undated [ca. 1962]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772468299

From the description of Medusa's love-song : autograph poem signed, undated [ca. 1953]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772459327

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, "Monday" [1956]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 774034056

From the description of The Queen of Scotland's reply to a reproof from John Knox : autograph poem signed, undated [ca. 1953]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772468581

From the description of The missionary and the glow-worm : autograph poem signed, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772467895

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Jane Clark, "Monday" [1950-1951]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 774038638

From the description of A simpleton : autograph poem signed, undated [ca. 1949]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772460371

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Kenneth Clark, "Wednesday" [1951?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773927536

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, "Friday" [1935-1964]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773937171

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, "Wednesday" [1935-1964]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773925332

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, "Monday" [1960]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773943747

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, "Wednesday" [1935-1962]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773935456

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, "Saturday" [1954]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773928900

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Kenneth Clark, "Thursday" [after 1957 July 31]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773924224

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, "Easter Sunday" [1962]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773943099

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, "Saturday" [1960]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773926292

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, "Friday" [1956?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773946109

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Kenneth Clark, "Sunday" [1935-1962]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773927234

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Jane Clark, "Sunday" [1956]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773945526

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, "Tuesday" [1954]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773934914

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to Jane Clark, [year not specified] Sept. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773922636

From the description of Autograph postal card signed : Montagnana, Italy, to Jane Clark, undated [1935-1964]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773929702

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Kenneth Clark, "Sunday" [after 1957 July 31]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773942956

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, "Monday" [1961]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773927817

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Los Angeles], to Kenneth Clark, [1951 Jan. 9]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773944567

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, "Thursday" [ca. 1953 or later?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773941352

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Jane Clark, "Tuesday" [1951-1953]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773936247

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Kenneth Clark, 1962 June 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773816715

From the description of The canticle of the rose : autograph poem signed, undated [ca. 1949]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772089169

From the description of Letters, 1917-1960. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233125216

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Renishaw Hall [near Sheffield], to Jane Clark, 1950 Jan. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773125950

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, 1962 Aug. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773819916

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jane Clark, 1962 Aug. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 773820389

English author.

From the description of Letter : Dame Edith Sitwell to Edward Newman Horn, 1954 May 1 [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647833237

From the description of Autograph letters signed (3) : Hollywood and New York, to David Pleydell-Bouverie, Sunday 1954 Jan. 30-1954 Feb. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270664337

Dame Edith Sitwell was an English poet.

From the description of Dame Edith Sitwell collection of papers, [1926?]-1965. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 144652052

From the guide to the Dame Edith Sitwell collection of papers, 1926-1965, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

Edith Sitwell was an English poet and eccentric.

From the description of Edith Sitwell papers, 1932-1964 (bulk 1959-1962). (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 77717200

Purchase; Paul Settatree; 2006.

From the guide to the Edith Sitwell Papers, 1943-1960, (Washington State University Libraries)

British poet and author.

From the description of Dame Edith Sitwell Collection, 1904-1964 (bulk 1918-1960). (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 84696455

Edith Louisa Sitwell was born in 1887 to Sir George Sitwell and his wife, Lady Ida Denison, daughter of Lord and Lady Londesborough. Edith spent most of her childhood at her parents’ home Renishaw Hall in Derbyshire. The first child and only daughter of an unhappy marriage, Edith never gained the respect and compassion that her brothers Osbert (born in 1892) and Sacheverell (born in 1897) experienced from Sir George and Lady Ida. She was educated at home and began writing poetry when she was about twenty, but the major change in her life came when she moved to London in 1914 to share a flat with Helen Rootham, her former governess.

Through her poetry, Sitwell challenged prevailing twentieth century British attitudes concerning literature and poetry. Sitwell's satiric poetry contradicted the bucolic, Georgian poetry of the day. In 1915, Sitwell published her first collection The Mother and Other Poems, although her role as editor of Wheels, an anthology of contemporary works published in 1916, gained her the most notoriety. She also used her poetic talents to oppose England's role in the first World War, and wrote politically dissident poetry at the end of World War II, specifically, Still Falls the Rain from Street Songs (1942), about bombing raids in London, and Three Poems of the Atomic Age, based on the bombing of Hiroshima.

Not only was Sitwell a talented political poet, but she was a talented performer as well. Allanah Harper, founder of Echanges, described Edith Sitwell during a performance writing she began to recite and a window opened onto an enchanted world. Each vowel and consonant flowed and she seemed to weave her poetry in the air. The world became heightened and transformed until I could see a whole landscape there behind her eyes. Sitwell's melodic voice coupled with highly syncopated lyrics lead to the success of her most famous work Façade (1922). Intended to be performed, instead of silently read, the poems of Façade focused on the sound and effect of chosen words instead of their meaning. The poems in Gold Coast Customs (1929) capitalized on rhythm just as in Façade, but they demonstrated a political seriousness absent from the previous work.

During the mid-1920s, Sitwell and her roommate Helen Rootham traveled frequently to Paris to visit Helen's sister Evelyn Weil. In Paris, Sitwell found a city filled with creativity and artistic talents, some of whom became influential friends, including Gertrude Stein. Sitwell enjoyed Gertrude's work and championed the modernist poet's 1926 Oxford and Cambridge lectures which effectively raised Gertrude's literary profile in Britain. It was in Gertrude's salon that Sitwell met the surrealist painter Pavel Tchelitchew, with whom she would enter perhaps her most important, yet often unfulfilling, relationship.

To Pavel Tchelitchew, a Russian émigré and artist, she was both a patron and muse. Unfortunately for Sitwell, Pavel's interest in her was purely intellectual, and possibly financial. The charming, passionate, and sometimes moody Pavel directed his amorous attention to the young American pianist, Allen Tanner, and eventually to Charles Henri Ford. Despite her difficulties with Pavel and her roommate Helen Rootham, whose ill-health and demanding nature caused much of Sitwell’s anxiety, Sitwell managed to compile The English Eccentrics (1933) and the controversial Aspects of Modern Poetry (1934).

Sitwell's relationships with other literary figures were much less hostile than her relationship with Pavel. She became patron to other authors, including Dylan Thomas, was close friends with poets H. D. (Hilda Doolittle) and Bryher, and became the goddaughter of Evelyn Waugh and Roy Campbell after her conversion to Catholicism in 1955.

In the 1930s Sitwell shifted her literary efforts from poetry toward prose after the success of her well-received historical biography Alexander Pope (1930). Sitwell’s other historical biographies, Victoria of England (1936), Fanfare for Elizabeth (1946), and its sequel The Queens and the Hive (1962), are some of her best known works of prose. I Live under a Black Sun (1937), her only published novel, came out the year her mother died.

During the early 1950s, Edith Sitwell received numerous honors. Four honorary doctorates from Leeds, Durham, Oxford, and Sheffield universities were bestowed upon her. In 1954, she was made Dame Commander of the British Empire in the Queen's birthday honors list.

Failing health and troubles with Osbert's lover David Horner forced Sitwell to move away from her childhood home in Renishaw and spend the final years of her life in a small flat and, later, a Queen Anne style cottage she called Bryher House in Hempstead. During her later years, with the help of her personal assistant Elizabeth Salter, Edith published her final volume of poetry The Outcasts (1962) and the sequel to Fanfare for Elizabeth, The Queens and the Hive (1962). Sitwell died in 1964 and her autobiography Taken Care Of was published posthumously in 1965.

From the guide to the Dame Edith Sitwell Collection TXRC06-A5., 1904-1964, (bulk dates 1918-1960), (The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center)

Edith Sitwell (1887-1964), English poet and author.

Pavel Tchelitchew (1898-1957), Russian painter and set designer.

From the description of Edith Sitwell - Pavel Tchelitchew correspondence, 1929-1957. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80855522

English poet and author.

Born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, Edith Sitwell is best known as a poet of World War II. She is recognized for books on the lost splendors of the aristocracy. She was received into the Roman Catholic Church in 1955.

From the description of Edith Sitwell Collection, 1955-1964, undated. (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 33256905



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