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Trieste

Jan Morris

Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere is a beautifully written tribute to the truly unique city of Trieste from Jan Morris, the bestselling author of Venice and the Pax Britannica Trilogy.

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£9.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571204687
Date Published
22.07.2002
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Summary

Jan Morris (then James) first visited Trieste as a soldier at the end of the Second World War. Since then, the city has come to represent her own life, with all its hopes, disillusionments, loves and memories. Here, her thoughts on a host of subjects – ships, cities, cats, sex, nationalism, Jewishness, civility and kindness – are inspired by the presence of Trieste, and recorded in or between the lines of this book.

Evoking the whole of its modern history, from its explosive growth to wealth and fame under the Habsburgs, through the years of Fascist rule to the miserable years of the Cold War, when rivalries among the great powers prevented its creation as a free city under United Nations auspices, Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere is neither a history nor a travel book; like the place, it is one of a kind.

Jan Morris’s collection of travel writing and reportage spans over five decades and includes such titles as Venice, Coronation Everest, Hong Kong, Spain, Manhattan ’45, A Writer’s World and the Pax Britannica Trilogy. Hav, her novel, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Arthur C. Clarke Award.

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Jan Morris was born in 1926 of a Welsh father and an English mother. She spent the last years of her life with her partner Elizabeth Morris in the top left-hand corner of Wales, between the mountains and the sea. Her books include Coronation Everest, Venice, the Pax Britannica trilogy and Conundrum. She was also the author of six books…

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