The Resource Sybille Bedford : a life, Selina Hastings

Sybille Bedford : a life, Selina Hastings

Label
Sybille Bedford : a life
Title
Sybille Bedford
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Selina Hastings
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the celebrated biographer of Nancy Mitford, and Evelyn Waugh: a full and fascinating biography--the very first--of the long-admired and universally-acclaimed English writer. When Sybille Bedford died in 2006 at the age of 94, she had written ten books, including four novels and a biography of Aldous Huxley. Her novels--the last of which was shortlisted for the Booker--all fictionalized her extraordinarily colorful, peripatetic life and dramatic family history. Born just outside Berlin, she lived alternately in Baden, the south of France, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Rome and London. As an adolescent she was mentored by Aldous Huxley . . . Martha Gellhorn convinced her to write her first novel, A Legacy, which would finally be published in 1956 . . . in the 1960s she wrote for magazines and newspapers, covering nearly 100 trials including that of Auschwitz officials, and Jack Ruby's for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald . . . she was an important figure in the lesbian community in Europe and America . . . and though she often found herself in dire financial straits, her life was just as often underwritten by devoted men or her women lovers. She was possessed of a fierce intelligence, wit, curiosity, compassion, and unstinting engagement with all the vagaries and variety of life. And Selina Hastings has brilliantly captured the woman and the writer in all the richness of her character and achievements"--
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10945468
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hastings, Selina
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6052.E3112
LC item number
Z68 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bedford, Sybille
  • Authors, English
  • Women authors, English
  • Bedford, Sybille
  • Authors, English
  • Women authors, English
Label
Sybille Bedford : a life, Selina Hastings
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1154117730
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 412 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101947913
Lccn
2020019903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1154117730
Label
Sybille Bedford : a life, Selina Hastings
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1154117730
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 412 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101947913
Lccn
2020019903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1154117730

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