Naples Declared: A Walk Around the Bay

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A lively, elegantly concise historic tour of Italy?s city by the bay
 
An invaluable addition to the art of literary travel writing, Naples Declared presents an informative and compulsively readable account of three thousand years of Naples history. From the catacombs of San Gennaro to the luminous paintings of Caravaggio to the ruins of Pompeii in nearby Campania, renowned author Benjamin Taylor takes readers on a stroll around the city ...

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Overview

A lively, elegantly concise historic tour of Italy’s city by the bay
 
An invaluable addition to the art of literary travel writing, Naples Declared presents an informative and compulsively readable account of three thousand years of Naples history. From the catacombs of San Gennaro to the luminous paintings of Caravaggio to the ruins of Pompeii in nearby Campania, renowned author Benjamin Taylor takes readers on a stroll around the city Italians lovingly call Il Cratere. Gracefully written and full of good humor, wisdom, and amusing anecdotes, Naples Declared is a wholly original work that will be welcomed by anyone seeking to know more about the art, culture, and history of this fabled place.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780143123460
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 4/30/2013
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,390,831
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Benjamin Taylor is the author of two acclaimed novels—The Book of Getting Even and Tales Out of School—and the editor of Saul Bellow: Letters. He lives in New York City. 

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  • Posted August 3, 2013

    Tough Luck Town Dazzles

    Benjamin Taylor knows his town and its renowned bay. Among other things, it's a monument to horrific disasters, both natural(remember Vesuvius)and man-made, which he acquaints us with in his splendid cultural history-cum-travel book "Naples Declared." If you want tips on four star hotels, where to dine, and not-to-be-missed classy boutiques, you'll have to try a conventional Baedeker. But Taylor offers a wonderful start for the uninitiated traveler to southern Italy. Intelligent, brightly penned, and packed with ideas of places to visit, his book packs much valuable information in less than 200 pages.

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