It is a city of seemingly irreconcilable opposites, simultaneously glorious and ghastly. And it is Ben Taylor's remarkable ability to meld these contradictions into a whole that makes this the exciting and original book it is. He takes his stroll around the bay with the acute sensitivity of a lover, the good humor of a friend, and the wisdom of a seeker who has immersed himself in all aspects of this contrapuntal culture. His curiosity leads him to many byways, both real and metaphoric, and his passion for this ancient city and its people becomes, in his graceful prose and amusing anecdotes, irresistibly contagious.
Taylor, Benjamin, 1952-
a walk around the bay
New York :, G.P. Putnam's Sons,, c2012.
xxiii, 205 p. :,ill. (some col.), map ;,22 cm.
"A Marian Wood book."
Map of Naples and Environs
Introduction: One Hundred Fifty Generations
The Very True Truths
Siren Calls, Siren Echoes
Conclusion: Lacrimae Rerum.
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