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Inhaltsangabe: 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 description 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.
But it is the charmed world of Don Otavio which steals our imagination. He is, she says, 'one of the kindest men I ever met.' She stays in his crumbling ancestral mansion, living a life of provincial ease and observing with glee the intense life of a Mexican neighbourhood
A classic. From the first page there is no doubt this journey to Mexico will be rewarding and exciting. -- The Evening News
A work which invokes that disturbing and paradoxical country as vividly as anything by D H Lawrence... A wonderful book. -- Bruce Chatwin
An absolutely first class writer at the top of her powers. -- The Literary Review
An extremely enjoyable, often hilarious, occasionally lyrical and surprisingly relevant account of Ms Bedford's travels through Mexico in the 1950's -- The Rough Guide to Mexico
Perceptive, lively, aware of the significance of trifles, and a fine writer. -- The Times