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PLEASURES OF A TANGLED LIFE

Morris, Jan *signed*

ISBN 10: 0712621806 / ISBN 13: 9780712621809
Published by Barrie and Jenkins, 1989
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Dust jacket has light shelf wear, text is without flaw. Signed - "Jan Morris Sydney 1990" on title page. This book is a celebration of the good things of life, an account of those experiences and sensations which have given pleasure throughout her adventurous career. From postwar Cairo to modern Manhattan, we are conducted on a personal journey, full of delights, benign wit, originality of viewpoint, and the style which we have come to expect in Jan Morris's work. Size: 6.5 X 10.5 " 207 Pages. Bookseller Inventory # 34029

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Title: PLEASURES OF A TANGLED LIFE

Publisher: Barrie and Jenkins

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Book by Morris, Jan

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Travel writer and essayist Morris states here that she wrote this celebration of personal pleasures as an obverse to Conundrum , her 1974 account of her sex-change operation and search for self-definition. In this idiosyncratic potpourri she extols wines, Abysinnian cats, driving a car while listening to music, the smell of books, her imaginary affair with a long-dead admiral. She considers herself an animal liberationist, a gastronome, a pantheist, an anarchist. The book contains unexpected peculiarities: in the opening chapter, Morris finds the notion of brother-sister incest "particularly graceful," and writes elsewhere that she once thought American Indians "very tedious" but now respects their culture. Agile essays celebrate styles of architecture, watching ships sail by her old Welsh house, friendship. Travel sketches of Australia, the Nile, Trieste, India, France, etc., make up a third of this miscellany. First serial to Mirabella, HG and Conde Nast Traveler; author tour.
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