Sybille Bedford


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Sybille Bedford (16 March 1911 – 17 February 2006) was a German-born English writer. Many of her works are partly autobiographical. Julia Neuberger proclaimed her "the finest woman writer of the 20th century" while Bruce Chatwin saw her as "one of the most dazzling practitioners of modern English prose".

She was born as Freiin Sybille Aleid Elsa von Schoenebeck in ... more »

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  • A part, a large part, of travelling is an engagement of the ego v. the world.... The world is hydra headed, as old as the rocks and as changing as the sea, enmeshed inextricably in its ways. The ego w...
    Sybille Bedford (b. 1911), British author. repr. In As It Was (1990). "The Quality of Travel," Esquire (New York, Nov. 1961).
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