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Among the Cities By Jan Morris

Among the Cities by Jan Morris

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Offers a collection which presents the author's personal selection of travel pieces, with definitive evocations of places as different as Alexandria and Bath, Warsaw and Wyoming.

Among the Cities Summary

Among the Cities by Jan Morris

'Years and years ago, observing that nobody in the history of man had ever seen and described the entire urban world, I resolved to do it myself ...' It was thirty years later, standing in the great square in Beijing, that Jan Morris realized that she had achieved her extraordinary ambition. Among the Cities (1985) is a magnificent collection which presents her personal selection of travel pieces, with definitive evocations of places as different as Alexandria and Bath, Warsaw and Wyoming. Whether she is describing Beirut before the lights went out, the cloying charms of Vienna ('no place for a Welsh republican'), the dream-world of Kashmir or the 'impending euphoria of Rio de Janeiro, Jan Morris never leaves us in doubt that she is one of the greatest travel writers - and one of the greatest prose writers - of our time. 'I don't think there is a writer alive who has Jan Morris's serenity or strength.' Paul Theroux 'She can even impart a place's smell.' Observer

About Jan Morris

Jan Morris was born in 1926, of a Welsh father and an English mother. She spent the last years of her life with her partner, Elizabeth Morris, in the top left-hand corner of Wales, between the mountains and the sea. Her books include Coronation Everest, Venice, the Pax Britannica trilogy and Conundrum. She was also the author of six books about cities and countries, two autobiographical books, several volumes of collected travel essays and the unclassifiable Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere. In 2018 she was recognised for her outstanding contribution to travel writing by the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards, and published In My Mind's Eye: A Thought Diary.

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GOR009621997
9780571247264
0571247261
Among the Cities by Jan Morris
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Faber & Faber
20081127
410
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