作 者：Skipwith, Joanna (edited by)
出 版 社：National Portrait Gallery, London
I S B N：9781855141414
This illustrated biography of the Sitwell family accompanies a major 1994 exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. Review: Edith, Osbert, and Sacheverell Sitwell were English eccentrics of the 1920s and 1930s with wildly bohemian lifestyles, archly aristocratic mannerisms, and highly inflated artistic pretensions. Edith's poetry was the best known, but most of their works are now out of print. Their most outstanding creations, however, were themselves. Fashionably outrageous dress was one of their affectations, and image became a major preoccupation. Appropriately then, their lives are recorded here in a pictorial biography. In addition to the languidly posed Sitwells, there are photos of friends such as Evelyn Waugh and Cecil Beaton. The accompanying text is enlivened by accounts of their many petty feuds with those who failed to take them seriously, including Aldous Huxley and D. H. Lawrence. "About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.