Sitwell, Edith

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Sitwell, Edith Gender: F
born on 7 September 1887 at 13:30 (= 1:30 PM )
Place Scarborough, England, 54n17, 0w24
Timezone GMT h0w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Harvey
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 14°35' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 10°15 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 07°02'

Edith Sitwell


British writer, the first poet to be named a Commander of the British Empire; in 1954 she was made a Dame. Experimental and eccentric, her works included "Facade," 1922 "Collected Poems," 1930 and more. "The Pleasures Of Poetry," 1930-1932 was one of her many critical works. She also edited "Wheels," an annual magazine, during WW I. As she hated physical exercise, she wrote in bed. Her early work was lightly imagistic, macabre, wistful and exhibited a spectrum of color. Later, her work became more tightly knit, infusing simple matters with reverence and an aura of great significance.

Sitwell was born to a landed aristocracy in which all three kids were highly gifted but difficult to categorize; her two brothers were Osbert and Sacheverell. In 1954 she converted to Catholicism for which she held a deep religious passion. Three years later, she became a visiting professor at the Institute of Contemporary Arts.

Sitwell died on 12/09/1964, London, England.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • (has as) recipient relationship with Welch, Denton (born 29 March 1915)


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1922 ("Facade")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1930 ("Collected Poems")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1930 ("The Pleasures of Poetry")
  • Work : Gain social status 1954 (Made Dame of British Empire)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 9 December 1964 (Age 77 in London)
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  • Social : Secrets revealed 1997 (First exec to admit cigerette smoking is addictive)

Source Notes

Martin Harvey quotes her through a mutual friend in AQ Summer 1948

In her autobiography "Taken Care Of," she writes on p.5 that her father was having a luncheon party and her mother "narrowly escaped producing me on the cricket ground. She was rushed to Wood End where, within the space of an hour or two, I was born."


  • Traits : Personality : Eccentric
  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged (Born to landed aristocracy)
  • Family : Childhood : Sibling circumstances (Two brothers, all kids gifted)
  • Vocation : Business : Banker/ Financier (Financier)
  • Vocation : Business : Middle Management (Administrator)
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive (CEO)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Institiute of Contemporary Arts)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor (Of annual national magazine)
  • Notable : Awards : Knighted (Commander and Dame of British Empire)
  • Notable : Famous : Other Famous (Commander and Dame of British Empire)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women