Contact! : A Book of Glimpses Paperback / softback
by Jan Morris
In Contact! Jan turns her brilliantly observant eye to the human contacts she made, across the globe and though the decades.
As a series of vignettes, some only a few lines long, she records hundreds of brief glimpses and fleeting encounters, celebrating the people who helped spark her view of the world and mould her responses.
A vast range of human experience is here: most are anonymous, everyday encounters - children playing, a homeless man in Manhattan, a lascivious taxi-driver - but she also remembers celebrated figures, from Yves San Laurent to King Hussein of Jordan, President Truman to Peter OToole.
Contact! is a must for any fans of Jan's writing. Her great sense of amusement, shrewd eye for detail and huge enthusiasm for her contacts makes these episodes incredibly enjoyable - and often profound.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 208 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 02/09/2010
- Category: Travel writing
- ISBN: 9780571250691
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