from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Family of British writers, including Dame Edith Sitwell (1887-1964), whose experimental poetry is collected in volumes such as Clowns' Houses (1918) and Music and Ceremonies (1963). Her brother Sir Osbert (1892-1969) is known especially for his five-volume autobiography (1944-1950). Their younger brother Sacheverell (1897-1988) wrote several volumes of poetry, including Agamemnon's Tomb (1972).

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  • n. English poet (1887-1964)


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  • In Perth, I had found a book about Mozart by the British art critic Sacheverell Sitwell 1897-1988, who wrote: "Perhaps it is true that no one can hope to hear more than half of Mozart."

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  • Low point: Conducting Walton's Façade, with the former Australian PM and his wife reciting Edith Sitwell poems over the music.

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  • Mr. Kengeter co-ran the investment bank with Alexander Wilmot-Sitwell until Mr. Sitwell moved to a high-profile post in Asia late last year.

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  • For the preparation of this book thanks are primarily due to Miss Edith Sitwell.

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  • I would point to the TLS review of The Naked Lunch and the letters to the editor in support of it from Victor Gollancz and Dame Edith Sitwell (published in an appendix of the 1988 Paladin edition) as evidence that such attitudes persist among reviewers and readers who are far from “shallow”.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • From September, 500 out-of-print titles from authors such as Clark, the outspoken Conservative minister, the Labour politician and biographer Roy Jenkins, Booker prizewinner Bernice Rubens and poet and critic Edith Sitwell will be available globally via a new online service to be called Bloomsbury Reader.

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  • Dame Edith Sitwell: soon to be available on e-reader devices.

    Bloomsbury brings Edith Sitwell to the ebook

  • The Rights House looks after the estates of a number of deceased authors, including Clark and Sitwell.

    Bloomsbury brings Edith Sitwell to the ebook

  • At the time of meeting the American woman, he was writing to Fanny Sitwell every day.

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