Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell DBE (September 1887 – 9 December was a British poet and critic and the eldest of the three literary Sitwells. "My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music and silence.
Philippe Halsman Dame Edith Sitwell "With her dramatic style and exotic costumes, she was sometimes labelled a poseur, but her work was also praised for its solid technique and painstaking craftsmanship.
"I am not eccentric. It’s just that I am more alive than most people. I am an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of goldfish.” ~ Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell September 1887 – 9 December was a British poet and critic, eldest of the three literary Sitwells.