Edith Sitwell’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

September 7, 1877

Death Date

Dec 9, 1964

Age of Death

87 years

Cause of Death

N/A

Place of Death

London, United Kingdom

Profession

Poet

The poet Edith Sitwell died at the age of 87. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

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.”

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.

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

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

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

Quotes

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The trouble with most Englishwomen is that they will dress as if they had been a mouse in a previous incarnation they do not want to attract attention.

Edith Sitwell
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Still falls the rain – dark as the world of man, black as our loss – blind as the nineteen hundred and forty nails upon the Cross.

Edith Sitwell
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Good taste is the worst vice ever invented.

Edith Sitwell
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I have taken this step because I want the discipline, the fire and the authority of the Church. I am hopelessly unworthy of it, but I hope to become worthy.

Edith Sitwell
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My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.

Edith Sitwell