Edith Sitwell

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Birthday
7, 1877
Birthplace
England
DEATH DATE
Dec 9, 1964 (87)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
7, 1877
Birthplace
England
DEATH DATE
Dec 9, 1964 (87)

About

British poet and literary critic known for Façade, The Song of the Cold, and other poetry collections. Her best-known individual poems include "Still Falls the Rain" and "The Bee-Keeper."

Before Fame

She and her siblings had a cold, distant relationship with their parents. By age twenty-five, Sitwell had moved in with her governess in Bayswater.

Trivia

She suffered from a genetic disorder called Marfan's Syndrome and was wheelchair-bound for the last years of her life.

Family Life

She never married, but was in love for years with the homosexual artist Pavel Tchelitchew.

Associated With

Her London blitz-themed poem, "Still Falls the Rain," was set to music by composer Benjamin Britten.

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