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Last Letters From Hav by Jan MORRIS
ISBN: 0670801771
ISBN13: 978-0670801770
Author: Jan MORRIS
Book title: Last Letters From Hav
Other Formats: lrf rtf lrf mbr
Pages: 176 pages
Publisher: Viking; First edition (1985)
Language: English
Size PDF version: 1490 kb
Size ePub version: 1153 kb
Size fb2 version: 1974 kb
Category: Contemporary

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I like anything by Jan Morris. I am close to having read them all.
In "Finding George Orwell in Burma", a marvelous book published in 2011, Emma Larkin described how George Orwell's influence continues to resonate in modern Burma (Myanmar). While it is a work of travel/non-fiction/history, Myanmar, the place, is so brutal and bizarre the work reads like fiction. I mention this because in "Last Letters From Hav", Jan Morris created an actual fictional world that is so complete and so persuasively and authoritatively described that it feels exactly like a companion travel/non-fiction/history piece to Larkin's work. They mirror and complement each other, and the identity and resonance between them illustrates and confirms what a magnificent accomplishment "Hav" is.

Morris has drawn upon her entire career and has distilled from it a master class in travel writing. She has drawn from bits and pieces of every corner of the globe to create Hav, but this is not just some alternate world fantasy. It is an alternate world travel book, which means she observes and tweaks all of the honored conventions - a physical description of the city's layout and geological and geographical highlights, close looks at hidden neighborhoods, accounts of conversations with the locals, summaries of important historical events, accounts of local meals, commentaries about local politics and culture, and thrilling recaps of local traditions and competitions.

This is sly, accomplished, supremely competent and assured craft, and will please a reader both as a work of imagination and as a commentary on the process and substance of travel writing. A satisfying and rewarding find.
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