Jan Morris

Standard Name: Morris, Jan
Birth Name: James Humphry Morris
Indexed Name: James Morris
Styled: Jan Trefan
In the 1950s and 60s Morris was one of the most successful young British journalists, famous especially for an account of the conquest of Mount Everest. Identifying as a woman by 1972, Morris was already making a name as a travel writer, celebrating particularly the life of cities, a commentator delineating the political cross-currents of the Middle East, and a historian, especially of the British Empire. During the later phases of her career she consolidated her reputation for travel writing and also made her mark as a memoirist and experimented with fiction.


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Intertextuality and Influence Constance Garnett
Yet her translations created an amazing legacy. D. H. Lawrence , a friend of her husband 's, compared the couple's writing styles in these terms: Edward would rack his brain and suffer while his wife,...
Reception Jeanette Winterson
Winterson is never one to downplay her accomplishments. When asked by the Sunday Times to name the greatest living novelist writing in English, she stated: No one working in the English language now comes close...
Textual Production Gillian Clarke
GC has contributed poems to more than half a dozen journals, Welsh, English, and American, and most frequently to Poetry Wales, the New Welsh Review, and Poetry Nation Review (PNR). She has reviewed...


1930: A Danish painter, Einar Wegener, who had...

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A Danish painter, Einar Wegener , who had always felt himself to be a woman as well as a man, travelled to Dresden for sex-change or gender reassignment surgery: removal of penis and testicles, insertion...


Morris, Jan. Faber, 1956.
Morris, Jan. Faber and Faber, 1958.
Morris, Jan. Faber and Faber, 1965.
Morris, Jan. A Writer’s House in Wales. National Geographic, 2002.
Morris, Jan. Cities. Faber and Faber, 1963.
Morris, Jan. Conundrum. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich , 1974.
Morris, Jan. Farewell the Trumpets. Faber and Faber, 1978.
Morris, Jan. Fifty Years of Europe. Villard, 1997.
Morris, Jan. Heaven’s Command. Faber and Faber, 1973.
Morris, Jan. Last Letters from Hav. Viking, 1985.
Morris, Jan. Manhattan ’45. Faber and Faber, 1987.
Morris, Jan. Our First Leader. Gomer Press, 2000.
Morris, Jan. Pax Britannica. Faber and Faber, 1968.
Morris, Jan. Pleasures of a Tangled Life. Barrie and Jenkins, 1989.
Morris, Jan. Sultan in Oman. Faber and Faber, 1957.
Morris, Jan. The Great Port. Harcourt, Brace and World, 1969.
Morris, Jan. The Hashemite Kings. Faber and Faber, 1959.
Morris, Jan. The Market of Seleukia. Faber and Faber, 1957.
Morris, Jan, editor. The Oxford Book of Oxford. Oxford University Press, 1978.
Morris, Jan. The Princeship of Wales. Gomer Press / Gwasg Gomer, 1995.
Morris, Jan, editor. Travels with Virginia Woolf. Hogarth Press, 1993.
Morris, Jan. Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere. Faber and Faber, 2001.
Morris, Jan. Venice. Faber and Faber, 1960.
Morris, Jan. Wales: The Matter of Wales. Oxford University Press, 1984.