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Title The many facades of Edith Sitwell / edited by Allan Pero and Gyllian Phillips
Published Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2017]
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Contents Introduction / Allan Pero and Gyllian Phillips -- The Sitwells and Sitwellism: an ornamental modernism / Deborah Longworth -- A stranger's conversations with life: Edith Sitwell and the problems of biography / Richard Greene -- "The apotheosis of Edith": artifice and noblesse oblige in Cecil Beaton's portraits of the Sitwell siblings / Melissa Bradshaw -- "Sunshades will usurp their space": Edith Sitwell, Sacheverell Sitwell, and the dreaming clowns of melancholy / Allan Pero -- Sitwell beyond the semiotic: gender, race, and empire in facade / Marsha Bryant -- "Glittering like the wind": Edith Sitwell's female poetry / Gyllian Phillips -- Edith Sitwell's critical self-doubling / Laura Richardson -- Gothic futures: Edith Sitwell and women's labor in interwar British modernism / Emily McCann
Summary In this first full-length assessment of Edith Sitwell to appear in forty-five years, the contributors argue strongly to establish Sitwell firmly in the center of British modernism. The essays here trace her many achievements in poetry, autobiography, novel writing, criticism, and avant-garde art and performance to analyze the ways in which her literary production and social networks fostered an outpouring of iconoclastic creativity and to suggest new ways of understanding the English interwar arts culture
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 11, 2017)
Subject Sitwell, Edith, 1887-1964.
Sitwell, Edith, 1887-1964 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Poets, English -- 20th century -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Pero, Allan, editor
Phillips, Gyllian, editor
ISBN 081305284X (electronic bk.)
9780813052847 (electronic bk.)