BBC Radio 4: Sybille Bedford, author of „Jigsaw“ and „A Legacy“

Logo BBC bei Wikimedia Commons„Sybille Bed­ford was the writer’s writer, and author of A Lega­cy.
Sara Wheel­er first read Sybille Bed­ford in her ear­ly twen­ties, and dis­cov­ered a daz­zling writer. The book she read was called A Vis­it to Don Otavio. It’s set in Mex­i­co, a coun­try Bed­ford want­ed to vis­it because of its ‚long nasty his­to­ry in the past and as lit­tle present his­to­ry as pos­si­ble.‘ Born Sybille von Schoenebeck in 1911 in Ger­many, she lived in Italy, France, Cal­i­for­nia and Lon­don, and her book Jig­saw was nom­i­nat­ed for the Book­er prize. But by her own admis­sion she nev­er sold many books.
Sara Wheel­er is the author of Ter­ra Incog­ni­ta – about her trav­els in Antarc­ti­ca. Vic­to­ria Glendin­ning adds her thoughts and wit to the pro­gramme.
There are archive con­tri­bu­tions from Hilary Spurl­ing, Sue McGre­gor and Sybille Bed­ford too. The pre­sen­ter is Matthew Par­ris.“

Sie kön­nen die Sendung, die 2020 in der Rei­he „Great Lives“ lief, über die Seite der BBC nach­hören oder als Audio­datei herun­ter­laden.

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