Dame Edith Sitwell

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English poet (1887-1964)

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Next: a framed photograph of Dame Edith Sitwell on the Federal-style mantelpiece, gazing into the room with the imperious glance of Minerva; and hung on the wall above, an oil painting of a young man who could have posed as the callow Malcolm from Purdy's novel of that name, his first.
Prunella Scales and John Rowe read a collection of quotes, anecdotes and excerpts from books as diverse as P G Wodehouse's character Aunt Dahlia sending Bertie Wooster off to the antique shop to sneer at a cow creamer, and Dame Edith Sitwell's description of the lonely death in poverty of Beau Brummell.
It is quite right of course, I am as ugly as Dame Edith Sitwell was.
I mention Osbert partly because it's a great name, and I like saying it, and partly because his sister, Dame Edith Sitwell, used to smoke cigarettes in a long, black cigarette holder.
Dame Edith Sitwell allegedly proclaimed it "entirely without soul like a dead fish stinking in hell," an assessment that defines its lasting appeal as a proto--Blank Generation artifact.
After moving to Los Angeles, she hosted Nin and Dame Edith Sitwell at her own bookstore, Berzon Books.
He was hotly supported by his fans, including Dame Edith Sitwell (she judged him "that very rare being, a born writer"), Cyril Connolly, Vita Sackville-West and John Lehmann.
The property was later bought in 1760 by the Sitwell family and owned until 1947 by writer Sir Osbert Sitwell and frequented by his sister, the poet Dame Edith Sitwell.
Based on Dame Edith Sitwell's book, this comic chamber-opera casts its eye over a panorama of fascinating and often peculiar characters.
Also on This Day: 1838: Lighthouse keeper's daughter Grace Darling rowed a mile in stormy weather off the Northumberland coast to saving five from a shipwreck; 1860: Birth of American primitive painter Grandma Moses; 1887: Birth of writer Dame Edith Sitwell; 1936: Birth of American rock and roll singer Buddy Holly; 1940: London Blitz started; 1956: Death of England's greatest all-round sportsman C.
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