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Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell was a British poet and critic and the eldest of the three literary Sitwells. She reacted badly to her eccentric, unloving parents and lived much of her life with her governess. She never married but became passionately attached to Russian painter Pavel Tchelitchew, and her home was always open to London's poetic circle, to whom she was generous and helpful. Sitwell published poetry continuously from 1913, some of it abstract and set to music. With her dramatic style and exotic costumes, she was sometimes labelled a poseur, but her work was praised for its solid technique and painstaking craftsmanship. She was a recipient of the Benson Medal.

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Still Falls the Rain
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Scotch Rhapsody
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Aubade
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When Cold December
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By The Lake
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Bells Of Gray Crystal
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Heart And Mind
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Interlude 108 Views
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Answers
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Came the Great Popinjay
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Clowns' Houses
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The Dancers: (During A Great Battle, 1916)
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Solo For Ear-Trumpet
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Eventail
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Portrait Of A Barmaid
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The Lady With The Sewing-Machine
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The Web Of Eros
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Four in the Morning
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Poetry 41 Views
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The Fan
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