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Series: NYRB Classics
Publication Date: June 5, 2018
JigsawAn Unsentimental Education
by Sybille Bedford, with an introduction by the author
There will always be people for whom her books are part of their mind’s life, and people who are discovering her for the first time as if entering a lighted room.
—Victoria Glendinning, The Guardian
To read Bedford’s work is to bask in the presence of someone at once German, French, and English—at the very least—who knew these countries from deep within herself and was able to enjoy their distinctions without ever belittling or simplifying them. If the word cosmopolitan had been coined with a particular literary figure in mind, it might have been Sybille Bedford.
—Sylvia Brownrigg, The Paris Review
Her writing is like the conversation of a clever, worldly friend who we wish would come by more often.
—Joan Acocella, The New Yorker