Books: Cassandra from the Garden

THE SONG OF THE COLD (113 pp.)—Edith Sitwell— Vanguard ($2.75).

A CELEBRATION FOR EDITH SITWELL (144 pp.)—Edited by José Garcia Villa—New Directions ($1.50).

England's fabulous Sitwells (Osbert, Edith and Sacheverell), now on a visit to the U.S.,* are fast becoming a contemporary legend. Brother Osbert has already distilled four bestselling books out of the way he remembers his father and the family's idiosyncrasies. Now that Miss Sitwell's recent poetry (as well as a series of critical tributes) is being published in America, U.S. readers can see for themselves why sister Edith has become one...

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