Quicksands: A Memoir

Quicksands: A Memoir

Sybille Bedford


Her first new ebook in over 10 years. Bedford is again with what is going to absolutely (she says) be her final, and the relocating end result of a narrative that begun in 1956 (when Legacy pubbed within the UK).

Acclaim, acclaim, and acclaim. Sybille Bedford is, easily positioned, one of many most interesting writers of her new release. None except notoriously hard-to-satisfy Bruce Chatwin asserted that "when the background of contemporary prose in English involves be written, Mrs. Bedford should seem in any checklist of its such a lot staggering practitioners."

Comparisons. whereas no longer but as colossal a reputation within the U.S. as her expertise could recommend, Bedford ranks with the elder states(wo)men of up to date literature. examine her within the similar breath as Shirley Hazzard, Penelope Fitzgerald, Joan Didion, Anita Brookner, and Cynthia Ozick.

Another likelihood to rediscover a long-lost nice. The previous few years the literary global has witnessed a couple of superb profession rebirths. Paula Fox, e.g., emerged after a protracted silence with the NBCC finalist Borrowed Finery and stacks of rave stories. on occasion, this reassessment has even labored posthumously--as noticeable within the realization lavished on Rebecca West's Survivors in Mexico. count on Bedford's Quicksands to be the following to get this royal treatment.

The Counterpoint reissues. This ebook, potentially to be Bedford's final (she's 92), also will shape the fruits of the Counterpoint reissues of the Bedford backlist. watch for an analogous crisp, vintage packaging for this most recent outing.

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