A Book of Winter

Author: Edith Louisa Sitwell, Dame,Edith Sitwell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader

ISBN: 9781448200245

Category: Winter

Page: 100

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This book is about the pleasures to be found in Winter. Beginning with an exquisite passage from the Japanese, translated by Arthur Waley, we turn to those lines from the Old Testament in which Job enquires, Hast thou entered into treasures of the Snow? From there we go to two Japanese poems of over a thousand years ago, translated by Arthur Waley. The book includes a generally unknown sonnet of great beauty by Lord Herbert of Cherbury, a little-known poem by Henry King, a song by Wyatt, and strange passages about the Northern Lights by early travellers. There are poems by Blake, Byron, Donne, Phineas Fletcher, Campion, Herrick, Villon, Mallarme, Baudelaire and Marot. There are ten poems For Christmas Day, including several carols that are little known. There is a section under the heading of By the Fire, and one devoted to The Winter Night. The latter contains several religious meditations of great beauty, as well as passages devoted to Fairies and Spirits. Finally, after all adventures, we find ourselves at the beginning of spring, just as the ice begins to melt.

Collected Poems

Author: Dame Edith Sitwell,Edith Sitwell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic


Category: English poetry

Page: 444

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A complete anthology of the British modernists poetic works explores the ways in which her writing challenged formal conventionalism and class issues, in a volume that includes Fadotade, Clowns Houses, and Gold Coast Customs.

Selected Letters of Edith Sitwell

Author: Edith Sitwell,Richard Greene

Publisher: Virago Press (UK)

ISBN: 9781844085088

Category: Poets, English

Page: 528

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Edith Sitwell (1887-1964) 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. Just after her death, Allen Tate described her in The New York Times as 'one of the great poets of the twentieth century'. Even as one allows for the ebb and flow of literary reputations, Edith Sitwell will have permanent claim on the attention of readers and literary scholars. She and her two brothers, Osbert and Sacheverell, were the focus of a movement in English Literature described as an 'alternative Bloomsbury'. This volume includes unpublished letters to many significant figures, including WB Yeats, Bertrand Russell and Benjamin Britten. It also contains letters that illuminate Sitwell's relations with other women writers, among them, Gertrude Stein and Rosamond Lehmann. 'I am besotted with this dotty old bat. Britain's most celebrated and eccentric female poet, she dashed off reams of witty, newsy, mischievous letters in exquisitely beautiful prose. Every letter is a gem' - Val Hennessy (one of her top ten books for 1997), Daily Mail

Artistic Outlaws

Author: Sonja Samberger

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825886165

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

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"The creator of the new composition in the arts is an outlaw until he is a classic", Gertrude Stein wrote in 1926. Unlike male modernists such as T. S. Eliot or Ezra Pound, the modernist women poets Edith Sitwell, Amy Lowell, Stein and H. D. never became "high" modernist models but remained "artistic outlaws". The present study shows how these women were present on the modernist scene but followed their own concepts and struggled to establish their position as modernist women poets. Defying definition, the four poets not only richly contributed to modernism, but were indeed its developers.

Selected Poems

Author: Dame Edith Sitwell

Publisher: N.A



Page: 134

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Selected Poems

Author: Edith Sitwell

Publisher: N.A


Category: English poetry

Page: 134

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I Live Under a Black Sun

Author: Edith Sitwell

Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers

ISBN: 9780720612257

Category: Fiction

Page: 254

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"Although it takes its inspiration from the life and correspondence of the great Irish satirist Jonathan Swift, the book is set during and after the First World War."--P. [4], cover.

The Outcasts

Author: Edith Sitwell

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1448202051

Category: Poetry

Page: 30

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First published in London in 1962, this collection of Sitwell's later poetry contains "several pieces which show that the lyrical impulse of her early days was still alive to make new discoveries of great freshness and tenderness" - Dictionary of National Biography "Her mastery of the long line, the pause, of contrasting fullness and ghostliness of sound is as striking as ever. So is her high simplicity of spirit." -The Times Literary Supplement

Edith Sitwell, a Biography

Author: Geoffrey Elborn

Publisher: Doubleday Books


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 322

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Including material from the family letters, this biography captures the spirit of a woman who was both an artist and an eccentric and discusses her work, her notorious poetry readings, and her brilliant circle of friends