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Quicksands : a memoir

Author: Sybille Bedford
Publisher: New York : Counterpoint, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this memoir, Sybille Bedford takes us on an epic personal journey from World War I Berlin via the writers' and artists' bohemia of the Cote d'Azur in the 1920s, to post-World War II London, New York, Paris, and Rome." "Following no maxim but the need for a place and a space to write, Sybille Bedford's life has been that of the free-spirited, committed artist: precarious, passionate, and frequently impoverished.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Sybille Bedford; Sybille Bedford
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sybille Bedford
ISBN: 1582431698 9781582431697 1582433518 9781582433516
OCLC Number: 60359456
Awards: Short-listed for Lambda Literary Awards (Belles Lettres) 2005
Description: 370 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Sybille Bedford.
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"In this memoir, Sybille Bedford takes us on an epic personal journey from World War I Berlin via the writers' and artists' bohemia of the Cote d'Azur in the 1920s, to post-World War II London, New York, Paris, and Rome." "Following no maxim but the need for a place and a space to write, Sybille Bedford's life has been that of the free-spirited, committed artist: precarious, passionate, and frequently impoverished. At the same time it has been a life richly lived: full of incident, impetuousness, danger, fun, friends, lovers, mentors, art, and writing." "Whether evoking the simple joys of a slow dinner with friends under the open sky or tracing the heart-rending outline of an intimate betrayal, recalling a madcap twenty-four-hour dash from northern France to Rome, or remembering a languorous summer on Capri, Sybille Bedford offers us a reflection on how history imprints itself on private lives."--Jacket.

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