The Sitwells a family"s biography by Pearson, John

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Published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich in New York .

Written in English

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  • Sitwell, Edith, Dame, 1887-1964.,
  • Sitwell, Osbert, 1892-1969.,
  • Sitwell, Sacheverell, 1897-,
  • Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography.

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Book details

StatementJohn Pearson.
LC ClassificationsPR6037.I79 P4 1979
The Physical Object
Pagination534 p., [10] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages534
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4733451M
ISBN 100151827036
LC Control Number78022268

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Sir Osbert Sitwell, 5th Baronet, English man of letters who became famous, with his sister Edith and brother Sacheverell, as a tilter at establishment windmills in literature and the arts. His best-known books are his prose memoirs.

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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.

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This richly illustrated book provides a unique iconography of the Sitwells and encapsulates fifty years of British cultural history. English poet Sacheverell Sitwell () who also wrote art criticism, travel books and memoirs, was a member of an aristocratic family and the younger brother of fellow writers Edith and Osbert.

The books were openly admired by the Sitwells, E. Forster, John Betjeman, Rose Macaulay, Elizabeth Bowen, and other important literary figures.

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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. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations ; 25 cm: Contents: Introduction / Allan Pero and Gyllian Phillips --The Sitwells and Sitwellism: an ornamental modernism / Deborah Longworth --A stranger's conversations with life: Edith Sitwell and the problems of biography / Richard Greene --"The apotheosis of Edith": artifice and noblesse.Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Bookplateleaf Boxid IA Boxid_2 BWB Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II City New YorkPages: Vivian Mercier, ‘Another Look at the Sitwells’, The Hudson ReviewAutumnpp.

Stuart Fletcher, ‘The Tragedy of the Sitwells’, The Sackbut 9, Augustpp. ‘The Three Sitwells: A Study of That Trio of Ornaments of English Life and Letters’, Vanity Fair, p.

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