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Edith Sitwell

Dame Edith Sitwell was a British poet and critic and the eldest of the three literary Sitwells (three siblings who formed an identifiable literary and artistic clique around themselves in London in the period roughly 1916 to 1930). She never married, but became passionately attached to the gay Russian painter Pavel Tchelitchew, and her home was always open to London's poetic circle. The poems she wrote during the war include Street Songs (1942), The Song of the Cold (1945), and The Shadow of...See more