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Trieste, Jan Morris begins, is not one of your iconic cities, instantly visible in the memory or the imagination. The Meaning of Nowhere - the clue is in the subtitle. Reading Trieste proves a much more transporting experience than one might derive from any number of standard travelogues.
Trieste, Jan Morris begins, is not one of your iconic cities, instantly visible in the memory or the imagination. It offers no unforgettable landmark, no universally familiar melody, no unmistakable cuisine, hardly a single native name that everyone knows. In truth, it has little in common with Morris's travel books on Oxford, say, or Venice, much more so with her magnificent Hav novellas.
Jan Morris lived and wrote as James Morris. a change of sexual role. The Trieste effect, I call it. It is as though I have been taken, for a brief sententious glimpse, out of time to nowhere. I AM not the first to associate the city with nowhereness. The Viennese playwright Hermann Bahr, arriving there in 1909, said he felt as though he were suspended in unreality, as if he were nowhere at all. Trieste is a highly subjective sort of place, and often inspires such fancies. People who have never been there generally don’t know where it is.
To call Jan Morris's Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere a travel book would be as reductive and wrong as calling Hamlet a soap opera. See all Product description. Love the elegiac qualities and the mixing of the personal and the historic. I loved the sense of this being her last book and Trieste, that unsung but highly interesting city, being its focus. Helped bring a brief visit to the city more to life.
Jan Morris evokes Trieste's modern history - from the long period of wealth and stability under the Habsburgs, through the ambiguities of Fas-cism and the hardships of the Cold War. She has been going to Trieste for more than half a century and has come to see herself reflected in it: not just he. . She has been going to Trieste for more than half a century and has come to see herself reflected in it: not just her interests and preoccupations - cities, empires, ships and animals - but her intimate convictions about such matters as patriotism, sex, civility and kindness. Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere is the culmination of a singular career.
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He built it, and called it Miramar. of Tuscany and of Cracow, Duke of Lorraine, Lord of Trieste, and he was a sailor by profession. Not long after our encounter with him at the Obelisk he became the commander of the Austrian fleet, with his headquarters in Trieste
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Jan Morris is a wonderful prose stylist. Her every sentence is a delight. I learnt so much about Trieste, from reading this book. I learnt so much about Trieste, from reading this book in the most delightful. com User, January 18, 2003. But with deft strokes, septuagenarian Jan Morris, in Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere, depicts an exiled city in whose distinctive soul she has long seen reflections of herself.
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