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Hav A New York Review Books OriginalHav is like no place on earth Rud to be the site of Troy captured during the crusades and recaptured by Saladin visited by Tolstoy Hitler Grace Kelly and Princess

  • Title: Hav
  • Author: Jan Morris Ursula K. Le Guin
  • ISBN: 9781590174494
  • Page: 290
  • Format: Paperback
  • A New York Review Books OriginalHav is like no place on earth Rud to be the site of Troy, captured during the crusades and recaptured by Saladin, visited by Tolstoy, Hitler, Grace Kelly, and Princess Diana, this Mediterranean city state is home to several architectural marvels and an annual rooftop race that is a feat of athleticism and insanity As Jan Morris guidesA New York Review Books OriginalHav is like no place on earth Rud to be the site of Troy, captured during the crusades and recaptured by Saladin, visited by Tolstoy, Hitler, Grace Kelly, and Princess Diana, this Mediterranean city state is home to several architectural marvels and an annual rooftop race that is a feat of athleticism and insanity As Jan Morris guides us through the corridors and quarters of Hav, we hear the mingling of Italian, Russian, and Arabic in its markets, delight in its famous snow raspberries, and meet the denizens of its casinos and caf s When Morris published Last Letters from Hav in 1985, it was short listed for the Booker Prize Here it is joined by Hav of the Myrmidons, a sequel that brings the story up to date Twenty first century Hav is nearly unrecognizable Sanitized and monetized, it is ruled by a group of fanatics who have rewritten its history to reflect their own blinkered view of the past Morris s only novel is dazzlingly sui generis, part erudite travel memoir, part speculative fiction, part cautionary political tale It transports the reader to an extraordinary place that never was, but could well be.

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      • Jan Morris Ursula K. Le Guin

        Jan Morris previously wrote under the name James Morris.Jan Morris is a British historian, author and travel writer Morris was educated at Lancing College, West Sussex, and Christ Church, Oxford, but is Welsh by heritage and adoption Before 1970 Morris published under her former name, James Morris , and is known particularly for the Pax Britannica trilogy, a history of the British Empire, and for portraits of cities, notably Oxford, Venice, Trieste, Hong Kong, and New York City, and has also written about Wales, Spanish history and culture.Morris was assigned male at birth, and before circa 1970 was known as James Morris In 1949, as James, Morris married Elizabeth Tuckniss, the daughter of a tea planter Morris and Tuckniss had five children together, including the poet and musician Twm Morys One of their children died in infancy As Morris documented in her memoir Conundrum, she began taking oestrogens to feminise her body in 1964 In 1972, she had sex reassignment surgery in Morocco Sex reassignment surgeon Georges Burou did the surgery, since doctors in Britain refused to allow the procedure unless Morris and Tuckniss divorced, something Morris was not prepared to do at the time They divorced later, but remained together and have now had a civil union On May, 14th, 2008, Morris and Tuckniss remarried each other Morris lives mostly in Wales, where her parents were from.


    1. There are two works here: Last Letters from Hav, first published in 1985, followed by Hav of the Myrmidons, a sequel published twenty years later. I will speak of them separatelyST LETTERS FROM HAV:They say that Hav is not real, that there is no city, no country named Hav. True, travel agents have been asked and ingloriously failed to get folks there. And the author's descriptions and such maps as she provides are, well, wanting. It is close by Montenegro, we know that for sure, but we can't say [...]

    2. Morris, most everyone knows, is one of the premier travel writers of the 20th Century. She went everywhere, and wrote with such interest and erudition about the places she visited that one reads her works simply because she writes better than anyone else. One publisher gave her the opportunity to write fiction, and Morris created an invented place, Hav, to which many folks immediately wanted to book a flight. This novel is composed of two parts: in Last Letters from Hav Morris describes for us h [...]

    3. I have never, in my life, read a book two times in a row. Until I read Hav. This was possible because Hav is not a novel in the ordinary sense. It's a travel memoir to a fictional place that could easily exist; it's a meditation on East meeting West, on history and culture and modernity; it's about being a stranger in somewhere simultaneously familiar and alien. And it has some of the most wonderful prose I've come across. This section from Hav illuminates many of the aspects that make the book [...]

    4. This was somewhat interesting, but I'm not sure the of the point of it. I always feel with projects of this sort that I am wasting my time reading something informative in tone but non-factual in content. Essentially, why read a cultural study or travelogue about a made-up place when there are plenty of real ones about which I could be better informed. I am dropping this unfinished and will try something else by the author at some later date.

    5. (Originally published at bookslut)William Gibson writes of "a prose-city, a labyrinth, a vast construct the reader learns to enter by any one of a multiplicity of doors It turns there, on the mind's horizon, exerting its own peculiar gravity It is a literary singularity." This city seems to exist outside of time, yet moves within it. One can never be sure.Gibson was writing about the fictional city of Bellona from Samuel R. Delany's Dhalgren, yet his words apply equally -- if not more so -- to a [...]

    6. A book that I feel was written, essentially, for me. Not in the sense of an upheaval-ing personal revelation, but one that deals with my adoration of esoterica of ongoing multicultural melting of people and ideas both modern and ancient. I think the first sequence of the story, Last Letters from Hav, is the more successful piece of writing. The second, Hav of the Myrmidons, is fascinating but feels a little less lovingly thought over. In any case, it's an extremely fascinating study of the colle [...]

    7. I read once that Michael Chabon received many letters from people claiming to have been to Sitka, the imaginary Jewish-Alaskan setting of his much-acclaimed The Yiddish Policemen's Union. Apparently the same thing happened to Jan Morris, the creator of the mysterious port city of Hav. Supposedly a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society asked her to point it out on a map. I'm not surprised; the first portion of this book especially is strongly reminiscent of Janet Flanner's dispatches from Pari [...]

    8. Jan Morris is an odd writer. Her prose is a strange combination of observant and precious, sharp and gushing, sometimes in the same paragraph. At times I think she's a mediocre writer with flashes of brilliance, and at other times, a superb writer afflicted by tone-deaf lapses of style. But I keep picking her up.Last Letters from Hav, the first and longest section, is definitely better than the second. That novella is a love letter to travel and the messy, grubby exuberance of history; the secon [...]

    9. Jan Morris can really write. There is not much action in this book, and it is often hard to keep the characters in check, especially over the span of two separate books, but the level of writing is so high that none of that matters.Moreover, I really enjoyed the allegorical implications of the book. First, as a node of mittle-Mondial (I made that up) mid-20th century history and culture: Russian aristocrats waxing nostlagic, English colonialism quietly ending, religions bubbling together while m [...]

    10. A great, simple idea, executed well. A piece of travel writing about a place that doesn't exist, but is (mostly) completely plausible. Morris inserts Hav into history quite seamlessly, describing its fate through the Crusades, the Ottoman conquests, Russian rule, and the World Wars. She ends up with a place where a great many historical currents came together, resulting in a strange mix of influences in politics and culture (for instance, the Hav-Venetian school of painting). Then, in the sequel [...]

    11. Hav is a story about globalization: What are the competing historical, cultural, political, and religious factors that all weave together to make up the fabric of an international city? And can anyone ever really get a firm grip on such a city's essence? There isn't much plot to the novel - it reads as a travel memoir, and there are only two characters worth mentioning - the author, our guide to Hav on two separate occasions, and Hav itself: an enigmatic, elusive, and somewhat shady character wh [...]

    12. I would rather read Morris on real places than imaginary ones. I know lots of people have enjoyed this, but I found it contrived and, therefore,not as funny as the author no doubt intended.

    13. A literatura de viagens pode ser lida como uma elaborada forma de ficção. Afinal, que provas temos que um escritor este realmente no lá que descreve? Saltou de um avião para a poeira e arquitectura exótica ou reconstruiu na sua mente uma imagem de um além da fronteira a partir de imagens e leituras? Instintivamente sabemos que não é assim, não seria possível ser assim. E no entanto a literatura de viagens não é um retrato fiel de locais, é uma reconstrução feita a partir das perce [...]

    14. Jan Morris is known for writing travel guides but perhaps her most famous one is a guide to a place that never really existed, that never existed outside of the mind of the reader and the author - Hav. This city state in the eastern Mediterranean has a long and varied history, with every great power interested, an eclectic society of Chinese, Arabic, British, Russian, and French influences. Jan Morris' prose is sublimely beautiful, conjuring up such a realistic image of this place, it almost fee [...]

    15. A travel writer arrives at a tiny, once thriving Levantine city-state on the shores of the Mediterranean. She meets the people, sees the sights, evokes past and present through delicate description and historical anecdote, not always reliable, but even the stories are indicative of some aspect of the personality of the place. It is rich with culture and full of history, and yet it is an odd, elusive place, all surface, all smiles, hard to pin down, hard to truly understand. She will never unders [...]

    16. A fascinating book that is actually two novellas. The first, "Last Letters from Hav" is essentially a travelogue through an intriguing obscure (and imaginary) middle eastern city of Hav. Set in the mid-80s, it draws and intricate portrait of the city, its people and customs. The novella feels more like a travelogue than a work of fiction. The story, such as it is, ends up raising a bunch of questions that mostly go unanswered. In the last scene, the author flees as a crisis descends upon the cit [...]

    17. Hav, a compilation of Jan Morris' books Last Letters from Hav and Hav of the Myrmidons, is a strange beast. It reads like a travel memoir, but tell the tale of the author's visit to Hav, a fictional city-state adjoining Turkey. It's quite elegantly done: Jan Morris weaves her city into the history of the Mediterranean world, and into the lives of a variety of real-world historical figures who visited at one point or another. I'm not generally a fan of travel literature, so it was tough going at [...]

    18. Maybe the oddest book I read, this year. The novel is a meta-document without being meta-fiction, exactly (maybe it's a rare example of fiction that would make better non-fiction, if it were only factual,) and the author's own afterword seems to say "I'm not sure what this is about, either; Have fun." At times it was hard to tell if this book was over my head or just wandering, and given the slow pace of the beginning, I wished some of the twists had paid off in more satisfying ways. But I have [...]

    19. “Hav” by Jan Morris is a brilliant, imaginative travel-fiction cum allegory about culture and change in the modern world. Morris, already a renowned historian and travel writer, creates the fictional city of Hav on the Eastern Mediterranean. This edition from the NY Review of Books consists of two novels: “Last Letters from Hav” (1985) and “Hav of the Myrmidons” (2005) that take place in Hav, a fictional city-state somewhere in the Mediterranean. The city is a polyglot mix of culture [...]

    20. Hav is exceptionally well-written. Jan Morris is confident and direct in her language, maybe craftsman-like. I associate this sort of pithy, urbane, witty style with so many great British writers and I think Morris falls right in with that tradition - not to say that Hav is a traditional novel. Hav is unlike any novel I’ve read. Hav examines the history, people, culture, society and just general impression of a fictional Mediterranean city-state located somewhere in Southern Turkey. Though fic [...]

    21. Despite irritating minor typos (not even corrected in the paperback edition) this is a wonderful book obsessing on dualities: ancient and modern, East and West, Light and Dark, land and sea, transparency and the occluded. The addition of Hav of the Myrmidons in 2006 to the 1985 Last Letters from Hav (presumably written as if to Morris' partner Elizabeth) adds to that sense of duality: as the earlier Letters ended a half year of somnolent unreality with the brutal suddenness of the Intervention, [...]

    22. a very good travelogue about an imaginary place mixing both political and tourism to it. I quite enjoyed this read

    23. Jan Morris has travelled more than you or I ever will, and has likewise thought about traveling more deeply and written about traveling more prolifically than all but a few people alive today. In Hav, Morris distills that experience for the reader, giving us a guided tour through the city of her imagination, which amalgamates many of the locations- and more importantly, the experiences- that Morris has been through during her life.Don't expect fully realized characters or much of a plot, this bo [...]

    24. Hav is in one sense a fictional country invented by Jan Morris to serve as the subject of a fictional travel narrative. "This oughtta be interesting," I thought when I first picked up a copy of Hav, "like reading good Chatwin or something." Bruce Chatwin, after all, was notorious for basting his works of travel writing and memoir with a healthy and artfully-done dose of fiction, and his books are some of the most thought-provoking that I own.Hav, however, is much more than fiction. It seems to b [...]

    25. I'm not entirely sure how I felt about this book. On the one hand, it's expertly written. Morris' grasp of history and the cultural ties and adventures it fostered is stunning in its breadth and complexity. This is a beautiful example of a writing discipline that's (unfortunately) gone a bit out of fashion. Travel writing, as it's displayed here, is a dying art. The advent and popularity of websites like Yelp and Trip Advisor have edged out the longer form, detailed narrative that Morris is a ma [...]

    26. Εύκολο πενταράκι για ένα βιβλίο που βρέθηκε στον δρόμο μου εντελώς τυχαία. Σκέτη μαγεία. Ταξιδιωτική λογοτεχνία δεν πολυδιαβάζω, κι ομολογώ ότι, αν δεν ήταν για την εισαγωγή της Le Guin, μάλλον δεν θα το είχα προσέξει. Η Jan Morris ωστόσο, θεωρείται κορυφαία στο είδος και είναι πολυδ [...]

    27. One of travel writing's grand dames, Jan Morris, visits Hav, an isolated republic at the crossroads between Europe, the Middle East and Asia notable for its precarious grasp on modernity, its persistent ethnic enclaves, and the fact that it is completely fictitious.That said, this is indeed a travelogue: there are no plot or characters per se except as they are the local lens through which Morris explores her own creation as a visitor. The story of the books (which is actually two under one cove [...]

    28. Com localização incerta no lado oriental do Mediterrâneo, Hav era uma cidade pouco conhecida. Uma torre de babel de línguas e culturas, suas origens estão em Aquiles e os Mirmidões. Sua história ao longo dos séculos é conturbada, mas também também chegou a se tornar um point para celebridades – de Freud a James Joyce, passando por Hitler (segundo rumores), Chopin e Goerge Sand.Em HAV, um guia de viagens e memórias escrito por Jan Morris (uma das maiores autoras desse tipo de livros [...]

    29. This was a kind of strange read-- I'd read some rave comments about it somewhere, probably on twitter, and I love nearly all the NYRoB books I've ever read, so I thought this one was sure to be a winner. But it didn't quite work for me.I like the conceit-- a well-deployed travelogue to a place that doesn't exist, one that has certain elements of the exotic, but where those elements are introduced with real sang-froid. I admire the complexity of the world that's created here-- it is a melange of [...]

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