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Naples Declared: A Walk Around the Bay

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Marcel Proust came into his own as a novelist comparatively late in life, yet only Shakespeare, Balzac, Dickens, Tolstoy, and Dostoyevsky were his equals when it came to creating characters as memorably human. As biographer Benjamin Taylor suggests, before writing In Search of Lost Time, his multivolume masterwork, Proust was a literary lightweight, but, following a series of momentous historical and personal events, he becameandmdash;against all expectationsandmdash;one of the greatest writers of his, and indeed any, era.

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This insightful, beautifully written biography examines Proustandrsquo;s artistic growth and stunning metamorphosis in the context of his times. Taylor provides an in-depth study of the authorandrsquo;s life while exploring how Proustandrsquo;s personal correspondence and published works were greatly informed by his motherandrsquo;s Judaism, his homosexuality, and such dramatic historical events as the Dreyfus Affair and, above all, the First World War.

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An arresting new study of the life, times, and achievement of one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century

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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 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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It is a city of seemingly irreconcilable opposites, simultaneously glorious and ghastly. And it is Ben Taylorandrsquo;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.

About the Author

Benjamin Taylor is the author of two acclaimed novelsandmdash;The Book of Getting Even and Tales Out of Schoolandmdash;and the editor of Saul Bellow: Letters, called by The New York Times Book Review and#160;andldquo;an elegantissimo book. Our literatureandrsquo;s debt to Taylor is considerable.andrdquo;

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143123460
Author:
Taylor, Benjamin
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Taylor, Ben
Author:
Bellow, Saul
Subject:
Letters
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
Literary
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series:
Jewish Lives
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 b/w illus.
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.75 in
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by ,
An arresting new study of the life, times, and achievement of one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century
"Synopsis" by ,
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.

"Synopsis" by ,
It is a city of seemingly irreconcilable opposites, simultaneously glorious and ghastly. And it is Ben Taylorandrsquo;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.

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