Allegorizings – Jan Morris


Dyma hunangofiant gan yr hanesydd, newyddiadurwr, ac awdur Jan Morris, a gyhoeddir ar ôl ei marwolaeth. Yn Allegorizings, edrychir Jan yn ôl ar eiliadau allweddol o’i bywyd. Gyda myfyriadau ar hunaniaeth, colled, a marmaled, gyma adlewyrchiad chwilfrydig ar fywyd anhygoel ac unigryw.

Almost nothing in life is only what it seems.

Soldier, journalist, historian, author of forty books, Jan Morris led an extraordinary life, witnessing such seminal moments as the first ascent of Everest, the Suez Canal Crisis, the Eichmann Trial, The Cuban Revolution and so much more. Now, in Allegorizings, published posthumously as was her wish, Morris looks back over some of the key moments of her life, and sees a multitude of meanings.

From her final travels to the USA and across Europe to late journeys on her beloved trains and ships, from the deaths of her old friends Hilary and Tenzig to the enduring relationships in her own life, from reflections on identity and nations to the importance of good marmalade, it bears testimony to her uniquely kind and inquisitive take on the world.

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