Description: English poet Edith Sitwell (1887-1964) wrote this friendly letter to Richard Salinger of Boston thanking him for sending her detective stories which she finds to be “most enlivening reading”.
Edith Sitwell was the eldest of the three literary Sitwells, the others being her younger brothers, Osbert and Sacheverell. Her best-known poem is probably “Still Falls the Rain”, which was written about the London Blitz. She was known for her eccentric style of dress and for always being generous and welcoming to London’s poetic circle. Sitwell became a Dame Commander in 1954.
Written on two sides of an 8” x 6 ¼” sheet of paper. Includes transmittal envelope. Item #A00720.
Condition: Fold lines, otherwise very good condition.