A Visit to Don Otavio: A Traveller's Tale from Mexico

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Counterpoint, 1953 - Travel - 370 pages
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Before returning to the Old World after World War II, Sybille Bedford resolved to see something more of the New. I had a great longing to move, she said, to hear another language, eat new food, to be in a country with a long nasty history in the past and as little present history as possible. And so she set out for Mexico--and, incidentally, to write what Bruce Chatwin called the best travel book of the twentieth century, a book of marvels, to be read again and again and again.

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This entertaining book is an account of a journey that [[Sybille Bedford]] made to Mexico shortly after WWII. A few chapters deal with the major sights they saw, but more time is spent describing ... Read full review

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This is a semi-autobiographical story about the author's travels in Mexico after WWII. Having decided to return to her native England from America, she wanted a travel adventure before she returned to ... Read full review

Contents

New York to Nuevo Laredo
3
Mesa del Norte Mesa Central Valle de Mexico
23
First Clash
34
Copyright

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About the author (1953)

Sybille Bedford was born in 1911, in Charlottenburg, Germany, and was brought up in Italy, England, and France. in 1953, she made her literary debut with A Visit to Don Otavio, and has since published eight other books - including Jigsaw, A Legacy, A Favourite of the Gods, and A Compass Error, as well as classic accounts of criminal trials and other courtroom cases, and an acclaimed biography of her mentor Aldous Huxley. She was vice president of English PEN and one of Britain's nine Companions of Literature. Ms. Bedford lived in London where she passed away in February 2006.

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