Vita Sackville-West

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Sackville-West, Vita

(Victoria Mary Sackville-West), 1892–1962, English writer; wife of Sir Harold Nicolson and granddaughter of the 2d Baron Sackville. Both she and Nicolson were members of the Bloomsbury groupBloomsbury group,
name given to the literary group that made the Bloomsbury area of London the center of its activities from 1904 to World War II. It included Lytton Strachey, Virginia Woolf, Leonard Woolf, E. M.
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. Her poems in The Land (1926), Selected Poems (1941), and The Garden (1946) won praise, but she is better known for her novels, The Edwardians (1930) and All Passion Spent (1931). Among her other works are Knole and the Sackvilles (1922), about her family's past, and her charming fictional portrait of her grandmother, Pepita (1937). All Sackville-West's books reveal her wit, her vocation as a poet, and her aristocratic heritage.


See Portrait of a Marriage (1973) by her son Nigel Nicolson; studies by S. R. Watson (1972) and M. Stevens (1974).

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Poet and novelist Vita Sackville-West with her children Ben, left, and Nigel, at the Long Barn, Kent, in 1924
In fact, Richard Sackville and Vita Sackville-West look so alike that Talia Schaffer mistakes "Orlando as an Ambassador" for a photograph of Sackville-West (27, 55-56).
Strang is best known as a portrait painter, with Masefield himself, along with Thomas Hardy and Vita Sackville-West among his sitters.
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Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, and Vita Sackville-West each emerges in Wolfe's text as possessing a unique understanding of intimacy that would have been unpalatable for the others, but which Wolfe gathers together under the Wittgensteinian label of "family resemblance.
The gardener-poet Vita Sackville-West described it as a "sinister litde flower, in die mournful colour of decay".
Vita Sackville-West wrote of the seedpods: "They remind me of Yorkshire terriers curled up into a ball.
SISSINGHURST, in the Kentish part of the Weald, is the estate that prose author and poet Vita Sackville-West bought in 1930 after it became clear she would not inherit the lease on Knole, her family property.
At Cliveden, the former home of Nancy Astor, join volunteers restoring the woodlands, and at Sissinghurst Castle Garden in Kent you can get stuck in to a variety of tasks in gardens designed by Vita Sackville-West.
For at least 500 years this country has been famous for her gardens and gardeners and in the twentieth century Christopher Lloyd's name stands alongside Gertrude Jekyll, Lawrence Johnson and Vita Sackville-West.
Vita Sackville-West, who was Virginia's most famous lesbian lover, is presented in a lively two-page vignette that perfectly captures Vita's flamboyance: she wears orange silk trousers and two black feathers in her hair and cavorts with Virginia wildly and publicly at a Bloomsbury soiree.