A Visit to Don Otavio
  • Pages: 320
  • ISBN: 9780907871873
  • Publisher: Eland
  • Binding: Paperback

A Visit to Don Otavio

Sybille Bedford
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Mexico, through the eyes of Sybille Bedford, is a country of passion and paradox: arid desert and shrieking jungle, harsh sun and deep shadow, violence and sentimentality.

In her frank descriptions of the horrors of travel – through bug-infested jungle, trapped in a broiling stationary train, or in a bus with a dead fish slapping against her face – she gains our trust. She stays in Don Otavio’s crumbling ancestral mansion, living a life of provincial ease and observing with glee the intense life of a Mexican neighbourhood.



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