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Edith Sitwell

Poet (7-Sep-1887 — 9-Dec-1964)


C. W. Bowra. Edith Sitwell. Monaco: Lyrebird Press. 1947.

James D. Brophy. Edith Sitwell: The Symbolist Order. Southern Illinois University Press. 1968. 170pp.

G. A. Cevasco. The Sitwells: Edith, Osbert, and Sacheverell. Twayne. 1987. 165pp.

Honor Clerk (editor). The Sitwells and the Arts of the 1920s and 1930s. University of Texas Press. 1996. 239pp.

Geoffrey Elborn. Edith Sitwell: A Biography. London: Sheldon Press. 1981. 322pp.

Richard Fifoot. A Bibliography of Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell Sitwell. Hart-Davis. 1971. 432pp. 2nd Edition.

Victoria Glendenning. Edith Sitwell: A Unicorn Among Lions. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1981. 393pp.

Richard Greene (editor). Selected Letters of Edith Sitwell. Virago. 1998. 508pp.

John Lehmann. A Nest of Tigers: The Sitwells in Their Times. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. 1968. 294pp.

John Lehmann. Edith Sitwell. Longmans, Green. 1952. 40pp. For the British Council.

Ralph J. Mills, Jr.. Edith Sitwell: A Critical Essay. Eerdmans. 1966. 47pp.

Elizabeth Salter. The Last Years of a Rebel: A Memoir of Edith Sitwell. Boston: Houghton and Mifflin. 1967. 208pp. By Sitwell's secretary.

Sonja Samberger. Artistic Outlaws: The Modernist Poetics of Edith Sitwell, Amy Lowell, Gertrude Stein and H. D.. LIT Verlag Berlin-Hamburg-Münster. 2005. 328pp.

Geoffrey Singleton. Edith Sitwell: The Hymn to Life. Fortune Press. 1960. 127pp.

Edith Sitwell. Taken Care Of: The Autobiography of Edith Sitwell. New York: Atheneum. 1966. 240pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.653)

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1355)

  7. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.222)

  8. Twentieth Century Authors (p.1296)

  9. Who's Who in Lesbian & Gay Writing (p.184)

  10. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.953)

  11. International Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.430)

  12. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.456)

  13. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English (p.988)

  14. Obituaries from the Times 1961-1970 (p.732)

  15. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.178)

  16. Who's Who in Twentieth-Century World Poetry (p.298)

  17. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.479)

  18. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.25)

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