Sitwell, Dame Edith Louisa, 1887-1964 (poet, critic and eccentric)
- Existence: 1887 - 1964
Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
Entitled 'Weekly Westminster from May 22nd 1922'
Journal, 10 June 1926-12 Dec. 1926 (with some later annotations and scoring out in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)
Journal, 13 Dec. 1926-11 Mar. 1927 (with some later annotations and scoring out in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)
Concerning the purchase of land and a reading by Miss [Edith] Sitwell.
Letter addressed from 23 Campden Hill Square, 21 June 1927-24 June 1927 (year inferred from context)
His letters to Festing Jones a substitute for his journal-writing; also descriptive accounts of a party attended with Frankie Schuster and of various social engagements, with comments on the Sitwells and [his first] meeting with Stephen Tennant.
D.P.T. should not have criticised a poetess's use of term 'chestnut candles': he 'evidently knows almost as little about the country names of flowers, as he knows about modern poetry, poetical technique, or good manners
Female figure [Edith Sitwell] operating a mechanical contraption. Titled by Sassoon below the image: 'Machine Age Criticism. Miss Sitwell weighing the Afflatus Values of a Poetic focus-pocus'.
This series includes sets of reviews of many of Sassoon's prose and poetry books; press cuttings of poems or articles by Sassoon printed in the media; cuttings relating to Sassoon more generally, including a copy of an obituary; cuttings concerning Edith Sitwell, David and Albert Sassoon, Robert Graves, Esra Pound, Oliver Gatty, and the death of T.E. Lawrence; cuttings concerning the war and pacifism; and a selection of other press cuttings preserved by Sassoon.