Jan Morris (then James) first visited Trieste as a soldier at the end of WWII. Since then, the city has come to represent her own life, with all its hopes, disillusionments, loves and memories. This book records her thoughts on a host of subjects inspired by the presence of Trieste.
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.
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About Jan Morris
Dubbed the 'Flaubert of the Jet Age' by Alistair Cooke, and 'perhaps the best descriptive writer of our time by Rebecca West, Jan Morris has written studies of Venice, Oxford, Manhattan, Sydney, Hong Kong, Spain and Wales. She is the author of the Pax Brittanica trilogy about the British Empire, two autobiographical books, six volumes of collected travel essays and a novel.
Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere by Jan Morris
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