Archive | August 4, 2011

Jan Morris in Ridlerville

An interesting piece on Jan Morris and her struggles with academia over at Ridlerville.

She took a lot of heat for becoming who she really was, despite being a war veteran, amazing historian and journalist, and wonderful writer. Rumours abounded that positions of influence in universities were denied Morris because of her journey from one gender to the other, that her life as a travel writer was in part a result of these challenges.