Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere

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This story of Morris’ love of Trieste is interspersed with her reflections on life, love, hope and disillusionment. Morris first visited the area as a soldier at the close of the Second World War.

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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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Weight 0.172 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.6 × 1.2 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

194

Language

English

Edition

Main

Dewey

914.5393049 (edition:21)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere

£9.99

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