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A visit to Don Otavio

a traveller"s tale from Mexico

by Sybille Bedford

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Published by Counterpoint, a Member of the Perseus Books Group in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Mexico
    • Subjects:
    • Bedford, Sybille, 1911- -- Travel -- Mexico,
    • Mexico -- Description and travel

    • Edition Notes

      Previously published as: The sudden view. 1953.

      StatementSybille Bedford ; introduction by Bruce Chatwin.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF1215 .B42 2003
      The Physical Object
      Paginationp. cm.
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3684601M
      ISBN 10158243171X
      LC Control Number2003046144
      OCLC/WorldCa51898992


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A visit to Don Otavio by Sybille Bedford Download PDF EPUB FB2

Originally published in as The Sudden View: A Mexican Journey, the book was wisely reprinted by Dutton in and renamed with a title that is at once slightly misleading and also more apt. Misleading, because much of the book focuses on other Mexican travels ; apt, because the visit to Don Otavio is the centerpiece of the work and/5.

Sybille Bedford was born inin Charlottenburg, Germany, and was brought up in Italy, England, and France. Inshe made her literary debut with A Visit to Don Otavio, and has since published eight other books--novels, travel books, classic accounts of criminal trials and other courtroom cases, and an acclaimed biography of her mentor Aldous Huxley/5(18).

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 inA 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/5(11).

A Visit to Don Otavio is certainly quite wonderfulenough on its own, yet this “travel tale” should also encouragereaders to go on to its author’s subsequent work, especially A Legacy. For the moment, however, letus leave Sybille Bedford as she is just settling down for her trainride south,about to begin her Mexican adventure.

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 inA 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 : New York Review Books.

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 inA 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.

Buy A Visit to Don Otavio New edition by Bedford, Sybille (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(23). 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 inA 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. She ended up in Mexico, which became the subject of her first published book: The Sudden View, later retitled A Visit to Don Otavio.

Bedford () was a novelist, a biographer A visit to Don Otavio book Aldous. A Visit to Don Otavio | In the mids, 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 rosé), books, a writing board, and paper.

Her resulting travelogue captures the violent beauty of the country she visited.&#; Bedford. And as you can see, it's a very quotable book. I don't know if it quite lives up to all that lavish praise from the reviewers of fifty years ago but obviously a lot of readers believe it's worth keeping in circulation.

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A friend gave me this book. Mexico. Travel. But don’t view this as a typical travel book because it’s not. A fascinating study of Sybille Bedford’s time in country. What I love about “A Visit to Don Otavio” is casual things discussed as normalcy of the time.

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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 inA 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/5(9).

The book is a collection of letters that Calderón wrote while visiting the country between and It was her reading of Life in Mexico that in convinced Sybille Bedford to travel to Mexico, where she wrote her first book, A Visit to Don Otavio, originally published in as The Sudden View.

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(ebook) Visit to Don Otavio () from Dymocks online store. Mexico, through the eyes of Sybille Bedford, is a country. A Visit to Don Otavio, by Sybille Bedford This account of a journey taken in the s, rediscovered in the s by Eland Press, encapsulates, for. “A Visit to Don Otavio” was called “The best travel book of the twentieth century” by English travel writer Bruce Chatwin.

It is a slice of life at Lake Chapala circa Most travel from Chapala to Ajijic or Jocotepec was done by boat, as the road through San Antonio Tlayacapan and Ajijic was a deeply rutted burro track.

It is easy to see why A Visit to Don Otavio became a classic of travel writing. Bedford’s book balances well its informative, insightful aspects with comedy and a sense of adventure. The result is a charming book that captures the liveliness, colour and contradictions of Mexico in the s.

A Visit to Don Otavio: A Traveller's Tale from Mexico by Sybille Bedford. Counterpoint. Paperback. VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges.

Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamps. 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 inA 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 : New York Review Books.

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The travelogue begins with Bedford and her friend E.It was republished by William Collins in as A Visit to Don Otavio: a Traveller's Tale from Mexico, then republished again, as A Visit to Don Otavio: a Mexican Odyssey, by Eland in ; A Legacy, – her first novel, inspired by the author's early years and the milieu in which she was raised.

With wit and insight the novel traces the Born: Freiin Sybille Aleid Elsa von Schoenebeck, 16 .