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Sybille Bedford
Birth date: March 16, 1911
Died: February 17, 2006
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Allusion is not Illusion
Allusion is not Illusion rated it 11 years ago
The cover implies that food will be a prominent part of this travelogue.
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Pauline's Fantasy Reviews rated it 12 years ago
This was an exceptionally difficult book to read, largely because of the author's habit of not clearly introducing characters, relationships or events, but leaving the reader somehow to devine what is going on. The writing is highly stylised, and the dialogue is opaque.The setting, newly united Germ...
coffee & ink
coffee & ink rated it 14 years ago
The inversion of all those Jamesian novel/las about young women whose innocence serves them ill in corrupt decadent Europe: Italy is civilized and humane and clever, beautiful Anna's honor is mere antisexual hysteria. There's a lot in this woman-focused novel I should have loved (three generations ...
What I Happen to Be Reading At the Moment
A very strong mid-20th century novel prose style combined with the unique and dying class divisions theme and a nicely placed narrator (who is the child of a couple of the characters, but for a while keeping it a mystery to the reader what exactly this child's status was). Nancy Mitford said it was ...
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