The Many Facades of Edith Sitwell
Establishing Edith Sitwell at the
The Many Facades of Edith Sitwell argues that Sitwell was crucial to the development of a British avant-garde that operated alongside the conventionally accepted transatlantic modernism of Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot. With Sitwell as an influential literary player and social architect, the British interwar arts scene was not an ascetic escape from personality—as the modernism of Pound and Eliot has often been characterized—but an alternative space of flamboyant, extravagant, and ornate performance. 2017, University Press of Florida.