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Sitwell, Dame Edith

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɪtwɛl
 
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Definition of Sitwell, Dame Edith in English:

( 1887–1964), English poet and critic; full name Edith Louisa Sitwell. Her early verse, with that of her brothers Osbert ( 1892–1969) and Sacheverell ( 1897–1988), marked a revolt against the prevailing Georgian style of the day. In 1923 she attracted attention with Façade, a group of poems in notated rhythm recited to music by William Walton.

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