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Among the Cities txt Among the Cities, text ebook Among the Cities, adobe reader Among the Cities, chapter 2 Among the Cities, Among the Cities 7314a5 Here At Last Is A Collection Of The Best Work Of Jan Morris, Considered By Many The Preeminent Travel Writer Of Our Age Reviewing Her Most Recent Book, The Matter Of Wales, The Christian Science Monitor Wrote, With This Book, Morris Joins The Immortals The Splendors Of The Prose Are Like Homer S Sea, Simply Everywhere She Is An Absolute Master Of The Sentence Included Are Separate Pieces Drawn From Earlier Books That Span Morris S Entire Career As Well As Pieces Origninally Written For This Book Whether Taking Us Back To Berlin And Beirut Of The S Or To Houston And Sydney Of The S, Morris Depicts Each Place With Elegance, Passion And Wit She Captures And Conveys Its Complex Personality And Makes Us See The Familiar In A New Light Or Introduces Us To Places Off The Beaten Track, Taking Us Around The Globe From Sri Lanka And Cashmir To Trouville And Cozco To Wyoming And BathAbout The Author Jan Morris Is The Author Of Such Books As The Pax Britannica Trilogy, Spain, Destinations, And, Most Recently, Journeys And The Matter Of Wales


About the Author: Jan Morris

Jan Morris is a British historian, author and travel writer Morris was educated at Lancing College, West Sussex, and Christ Church, Oxford, but is Welsh by heritage and adoption Before 1970 Morris published under her assigned birth name, James , and is known particularly for the Pax Britannica trilogy, a history of the British Empire, and for portraits of cities, notably Oxford, Venice, Trieste, Hong Kong, and New York City, and has also written about Wales, Spanish history and culture In 1949 Jan Morris married Elizabeth Tuckniss, the daughter of a tea planter Morris and Tuckniss had five children together, including the poet and musician Twm Morys One of their children died in infancy As Morris documented in her memoir Conundrum, she began taking oestrogens to feminise her body in 1964 In 1972, she had sex reassignment surgery in Morocco Sex reassignment surgeon Georges Burou did the surgery, since doctors in Britain refused to allow the procedure unless Morris and Tuckniss divorced, something Morris was not prepared to do at the time They divorced later, but remained together and have now had a civil union On May, 14th, 2008, Morris and Tuckniss remarried each other Morris lives mostly in Wales, where her parents were from.



10 thoughts on “Among the Cities

  1. says:

    I am as surprised as anyone that this book didn t work for me I didn t enjoy it very much.True, there were a few chapters that I did enjoy the one on Sri Lanka, the Iceland one was ok, Istanbul was good, Cusco Peru ok But largely for me, they felt dated, negative and judgemental Written, I suppose, with British pomp, during the decolonisation of the British Empire.Normally I don t fault dated They should stand as a snapshot in time, and are not subject to updating or revisionism Perha I am as surprised as anyone that this book didn t work for me I didn t enjoy it very much.True, there were a few chapters that I did enjoy the one on Sri Lanka, the Iceland one was ok, Istanbul was good, Cusco Peru ok But largely for me, they felt dated, negative and judgemental Written, I suppose, with British pomp, during the decolonisation of the British Empire.Normally I don t fault dated They should stand as a snapshot in time, and are not subject to updating or revisionism Perhaps I am just not well suited to the authors style I have read only a couple of Penguin 60s by Jan Morris and found them three and two stars I have few other books by this author to read, but will probably struggle for motivation, after this one.Only 2 stars


  2. says:

    Liked Combines local history with a personal account of cities and nice prose The author draws from an exceptional amount of travel. Disliked At times the author exhibits arrogance and condescension towards other cultures and peoples Chapter delivery begins to feel formulatic after a while. There is enormous potential in the authors decades of travel, descriptive powers and historical research, but I ended up a little underwhelmed.


  3. says:

    Come for the pioneering trans author, stay for the unreconstructed imperialism Incredibly useful as a primary source and naturally a document of its time and unique authorial voice, but so cringey to a modern ear that it s a harder read than it should be.


  4. says:

    A collection of essays about famous cities or regions Would ve been so much better if they werecurrent When I visited Istanbul it had 14 million inhabitants, in the 1980s when the author described it, there were 3 million.


  5. says:

    As with most collections of essays especially one spanning such a long and varied career this was hit or miss I enjoy Jan Morris but this was perhaps not the best format to encounter her writing.


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