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Family of British writers, including Dame Edith Sitwell (1887-1964), whose experimental poetry is collected in volumes such as Clowns' Houses (1918) and Music and Ceremonies (1963). Her brother Sir Osbert (1892-1969) is known especially for his five-volume autobiography (1944-1950). Their younger brother Sacheverell (1897-1988) wrote several volumes of poetry, including Agamemnon's Tomb (1972).
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1. (Biography) Dame Edith. 1887–1964, English poet and critic, noted esp for her collection Façade (1922)
2. (Biography) her brother, Sir Osbert. 1892–1969, English writer, best known for his five autobiographical books (1944–50)
3. (Biography) his brother, Sir Sacheverell (səˈʃɛvərəl). 1897–1988, English poet and writer of books on art, architecture, music, and travel
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Sit•well(ˈsɪt wəl, -wɛl)
1. Dame Edith, 1887–1964, English poet and critic.
2. her brother, Sir Osbert, 1892–1969, English poet and novelist.
3. her brother, Sir Sacheverell, 1897–1988, English poet and novelist.
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