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A Visit To Don Otavio

Author : Sybille Bedford
ISBN : 9781582439181
Genre : Literary Collections
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Before returning to Europe after World War II, Bedford traveled to Mexico, and this book reports her impressions in vignettes that reflect the beauty of the land, architecture, and people.

Favorite Of The Gods

Author : Sybille Bedford
ISBN : 1582431582
Genre : Fiction
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Fiction

A Compass Error

Author : Sybille Bedford
ISBN : 1907970037
Genre : Bildungsromans
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Set in a two month period during the late 1920s, A Compass Error suggests that at some key juncture the book's main character, Flavia, made a mistake that somehow blew her life off course, perhaps into a new sexual orientation.

Women Travel Writing And Truth

Author : Clare Broome Saunders
ISBN : 9781317690252
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The issue of truth has been one of the most constant, complex, and contentious in the cultural history of travel writing. Whether the travel was undertaken in the name of exploration, pilgrimage, science, inspiration, self-discovery, or a combination of these elements, questions of veracity and authenticity inevitably arise. Women, Travel, and Truth is a collection of twelve essays that explore the manifold ways in which travel and truth interact in women's travel writing. Essays range in date from Lady Mary Wortley Montagu in the eighteenth century to Jamaica Kincaid in the twenty-first, across such regions as India, Italy, Norway, Siberia, Austria, the Orient, the Caribbean, China and Mexico. Topics explored include blurred distinctions of fiction and non-fiction; travel writing and politics; subjectivity; displacement, and exile. Students and academics with interests in literary studies, history, geography, history of art, and modern languages will find this book an important reference.

The Talented Miss Highsmith

Author : Joan Schenkar
ISBN : 1429961015
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Patricia Highsmith's The Price of Salt is now a major motion picture (Carol) starring Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska, directed by Todd Hayes A 2010 New York Times Notable Book A 2010 Lambda Literary Award Winner A 2009 Edgar Award Nominee A 2009 Agatha Award Nominee A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week Patricia Highsmith, one of the great writers of twentieth-century American fiction, had a life as darkly compelling as that of her favorite "hero-criminal," the talented Tom Ripley. Joan Schenkar maps out this richly bizarre life from her birth in Texas to Hitchcock's filming of her first novel, Strangers on a Train, to her long, strange self-exile in Europe. We see her as a secret writer for the comics, a brilliant creator of disturbing fictions, and an erotic predator with dozens of women (and a few good men) on her love list. The Talented Miss Highsmith is the first literary biography with access to Highsmith's whole story: her closest friends, her oeuvre, her archives. It's a compulsive page-turner unlike any other, a book worthy of Highsmith herself.

Pleasures And Landscapes

Author : Sybille Bedford
ISBN : 1907970401
Genre : Europe
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'Bedford writes of the lure of the sensual life, the picnics, lobster salad, hock and seltzer and going to the opera, in Italy, in summer . . .' - The Times

All We Know

Author : Lisa Cohen
ISBN : 9781466820104
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Esther Murphy was a brilliant New York intellectual who dazzled friends and strangers with an unstoppable flow of conversation. But she never finished the books she was contracted to write—a painful failure and yet a kind of achievement. The quintessential fan, Mercedes de Acosta had intimate friendships with the legendary actresses and dancers of the twentieth century. Her ephemeral legacy lies in the thousands of objects she collected to preserve the memory of those performers and to honor the feelings they inspired. An icon of haute couture and a fashion editor of British Vogue, Madge Garland held bracing views on dress that drew on her feminism, her ideas about modernity, and her love of women. Existing both vividly and invisibly at the center of cultural life, she—like Murphy and de Acosta—is now almost completely forgotten. In All We Know, Lisa Cohen describes these women's glamorous choices, complicated failures, and controversial personal lives with lyricism and empathy. At once a series of intimate portraits and a startling investigation into style, celebrity, sexuality, and the genre of biography itself, All We Know explores a hidden history of modernism and pays tribute to three compelling lives. All We Know is one of Publishers Weekly's Top 10 Best Books of 2012

The Rough Guide To Mexico

Author : Daniel Jacobs
ISBN : 9781848368231
Genre : Travel
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The Rough Guide to Mexico is the most comprehensive guide you’ll find. From the pre-Hispanic Pyramid sight of Tula to the breath-taking train-ride across Copper Canyon, the section introduces all the country's “must-sees”. This revised 7th edition includes hundreds of incisive accounts of the sights, providing fresh takes on lesser known gems as well as the well-established attractions including the Maja ruins in Chiapas and the Yucatan to mariachi in Mexico City. Use the clearest maps available to investigate every corner of this vibrant nation from the beaches to the bustling cities and ancient Mayan temples. There are complete listings of all the best places to stay and eat to suit every budget and significant historical information to give you a well-rounded understanding of Mexico’s feast of architecture and rich cultural heritage. The Rough Guide to Mexico is like having a local friend plan your trip!

A Legacy

Author : Sybille Bedford
ISBN : 9781590178270
Genre : Fiction
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A Legacy is the tale of two very different families, the Merzes and the Feldens. The Jewish Merzes are longstanding members of Berlin’s haute bourgeoisie who count a friend of Goethe among their distinguished ancestors. Not that this proud legacy means much of anything to them anymore. Secure in their huge town house, they devote themselves to little more than enjoying their comforts and ensuring their wealth. The Feldens are landed aristocracy, well off but not rich, from Germany’s Catholic south. After Julius von Felden marries Melanie Merz the fortunes of the two families will be strangely, indeed fatally, entwined. Set during the run-up to World War I, a time of weirdly mingled complacency and angst, A Legacy is captivating, magnificently funny, and profound, an unforgettable image of a doomed way of life.

The Trial Of Lady Chatterley S Lover

Author : Sybille Bedford
ISBN : 1907970975
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The first full-scale literary trial in Britain's history - re-counted by the ever-charming and inimitable Sybille Bedford.

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