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Trieste and the meaning of nowhere

Author: Jan Morris
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author tells the story of the Italian city of Trieste which has come to represent her own life.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Autobiographies
Named Person: Jan Morris; Jan Morris
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Morris
ISBN: 0743201280 9780743201285
OCLC Number: 46729240
Notes: Map on lining papers.
Description: 203 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue: An Angel Passes "That half-real, half-imagined seaport" --
A City Down the Hill "Surreal, hypochondriac, subliminal? Surely not" --
Preferring a Blur "For the drifter it is just right" --
Remembering Empires "Seductive illusions of permanence" --
Only the Band Plays On "I can hear the music still, but all the rest is phantom" --
Origins of a Civic Style "Because--well, because of the Trieste effect" --
Sad Questions of Oneself "The officers have turned in their saddles to see what is happening" --
Trains on the Quays "Far away from where? Exile is no more than absence" --
One Night at the Risiera "Their spirit, diffused but inherent, like a gene in the chromosome."
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Historian and travel writer Morris demonstrates, in this homage to one of her favorite cities, that Trieste has many charms. Its history is foremost among them, thanks to the city's former role as  Read more...

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Paul Theroux I don't think there's a writer alive who has Jan Morris's serenity or strength.

 
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