Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere
By Jan Morris
(Simon & Schuster, Hardcover, 9780743201285, 208pp.)
Publication Date: October 2, 2001
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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 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.