Author(s): Edith Sitwell
This is the classic poetry of Edith Sitwell, bringing together poems from almost all of her major editions of poetry, including "Street Songs", "Green Song", "The Song of the Cold" and "The Canticle of the Rose". Now, it is available in paperback.
"'Sitwell's poetry has come in and out of fashion, but in the early 21st century it seems peculiarly relevant' The Times"
Dame Edith Sitwell (1887-1964) poet, critic and biographer, was a champion of modernity. Her wit and flamboyance in every aspect of her life, from her eccentric dress to her controversial preferences in poetry, both shocked and amused society. She was the editor of the Wheels anthology of modern verse before shocking the established literary world in 1922 with her poem Facade, which explored the musical qualities of language and was recited to the music of Sir William Walton. Towards the late 1920s she explored the social and moral issues of the rich versus the poor, and after a fall from fashion in the 1930s, achieved public acclaim after the war, becoming a dame in 1954.