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Ariel (Jan Morris, A Literary Life)

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Jan Morris is one of the great British writers of the post-war era. Soldier, journalist, writer about places (rather than ‘travel writer’), elegist of the British Empire, novelist, she has fashioned a distinctive prose style that is elegant, fastidious, supple, and sometimes gloriously gaudy. For many readers she is best known for her candid memoir Conundrum, which described the gender reassignment operation she underwent in 1972.

But as Ariel demonstrates, this is just one of the many remarkable facts about her life. As James Morris she was the journalist who brought back the story of the conquest of Everest in 1953 and who discovered incontrovertible evidence of British involvement in the Suez Crisis of 1956. She has been described by Rebecca West as the finest prose stylist of her time, and her essays span the entire urban world. Her many books include a classic on Venice, a 1,600 page history of the British Empire, and a homage to what is perhaps her favourite city, Trieste. Her writings on Wales represent the most thorough literary investigation of that mysterious land.

Derek Johns was Jan Morris’s literary agent for twenty years. Ariel is not a conventional biography, but rather an appreciation of the work and life of someone who besides being a delightful writer is known to many people as a generous, affectionate, witty and irreverent friend. It is published to coincide with her 90th birthday.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Derek Johns
    Format:
    Paperback
    Pages:
    208
    Publisher:
    Faber & Faber (June 12, 2018)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9780571331642
    ISBN-10:
    0571331645
    Dimensions:
    5.3" x 7.8"
    Case Pack:
    16
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    PGW
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    $12.00
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    Publisher Identifier:
    P-PER
    Discount Code:
    A
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