The Resource A Visit to Don Otavio, Sybille Bedford, (electronic resource)

A Visit to Don Otavio, Sybille Bedford, (electronic resource)

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A Visit to Don Otavio
Title
A Visit to Don Otavio
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Sybille Bedford
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eng
Summary
In the mid-1940s, Sybille Bedford set off from Grand Central Station for Mexico, accompanied by her friend E., a hamper of food and drink (Virginia ham, cherries, watercress, a flute of bread, Portuguese ros?), books, a writing board, and paper. Her resulting travelogue captures the violent beauty of the country she visited. Bedford doesn't so much describe Mexico as take the reader there?in second-class motor buses over thousands of miles, through arid noons and frigid nights, successions of comida corrida , botched excursions to the coast, conversations recorded verbatim, hilarious observations, and fascinating digressions into murky histories. At the heart of the book is the Don Otavio of the title, the travelers' gracious host, his garrulous family and friends, and his Edenic hacienda at Lake Chapala. Published in 1953, A Visit to Don Otavio was an immediate success, "a travel book written by a novelist," as Bedford described it, establishing her reputation as a nonpareil writer
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1911-2006
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Bedford, Sybille
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1940-1989
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  • Chatwin, Bruce
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Travel
  • Nonfiction
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A Visit to Don Otavio, Sybille Bedford, (electronic resource)
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online
Isbn
9781590179703
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0FAEC100-AC68-4311-B9EA-DF5FAA56DEE8
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  • 1119186
  • 1119186
  • 1119186
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
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Label
A Visit to Don Otavio, Sybille Bedford, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781590179703
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
0FAEC100-AC68-4311-B9EA-DF5FAA56DEE8
System control number
  • 1119186
  • 1119186
  • 1119186
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • OverDrive Read

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