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Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere

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Here's a book for lovers of all things Italian. This city on the Adriatic has always tantalized Jan Morris with its moodiness and changeability. After visiting Trieste for more than half a century, she has come to see it as a touchstone for her interests and preoccupations: cities, seas, empires. It has even come to reflect her own life in its loves, disillusionments, and memories. Her meditation on the place is characteristically layered with history and sprinkled with stories of famous visitors from James Joyce to Sigmund Freud. A lyrical travelogue, Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere is also superb cultural history and the culmination of a singular career-"an elegant and bittersweet farewell" (Boston Globe).

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A homage to the city of Trieste, rich with history and tinged with the melancholy of remembrance. "Morris at the peak of her form." -The Atlantic Monthly

Synopsis:

The Italian city of Trieste on the Adriatic has always tantalized the author. After visiting Trieste for more than half a century, she has come to see it as a touchstone for her interests and preoccupations. This lyrical travelogue is also superb cultural history and the culmination of a singular career.

About the Author

Jan Morris has written more than thirty books of travel, history, and autobiography, including Manhattan 1945 and The World of Venice. Her novel Last Letters from Hav was a finalist for the Booker Prize. She lives in Wales.

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ISBN:
9780306811807
Epilogue:
Morys, Trefan
Author:
Morys, Trefan
Epilogue by:
Morys, Trefan
Epilogue:
Morys, Trefan
Author:
Morris, Jan
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Morris, Jan
Subject:
Trieste (Italy)
Subject:
Journeys
Subject:
Trieste (Italy) Description and travel.
Subject:
Morris, Jan - Journeys - Italy - Trieste
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
General Travel
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 9 oz

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A homage to the city of Trieste, rich with history and tinged with the melancholy of remembrance. "Morris at the peak of her form." -The Atlantic Monthly
"Synopsis" by , The Italian city of Trieste on the Adriatic has always tantalized the author. After visiting Trieste for more than half a century, she has come to see it as a touchstone for her interests and preoccupations. This lyrical travelogue is also superb cultural history and the culmination of a singular career.
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