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There is no more witty, worldly, cultivated or amiably candid observer imaginable than Benjamin Taylor. This book belongs on the shelf of the very best literary travel guides.
- Phillip Lopate, author of Waterfront: A Journey Around Manhattan
Erudite and charming, Naples Declared is remarkable book; it's about place and history and survival; it's fresh, it's wise, and it's not to be missed.
-Brenda Wineapple, author of White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson
What a wonderful expose on one of the most fascinating cities in the world! Mr Taylor is poetic, articulate, and entertaining in this wonderful ride through Naples. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rob Haff
An interesting and well-written travelogue/history of Naples. The author blends history, myth, culture, and foodways into an entertaining picture of a fascinating city. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Best travel book I have ever read. I will read anything written by this author. Wow! Am I correct in imagining that Giambastista Vico's philosophy is incarnate in this book?Published 14 months ago by juelanne dalzell
I went to Naples on a one-way Al Italia ticket. I've never gotten over my stay there. Naples is a most amazing city, and Benjamin
Taylor tells us why in a most elegant way. Read more
History, gossip, and personal experience make this the best kind of travel writing. Gives a great sense of what layers of three plus millennia still remain.Published on August 15, 2013 by RHagan
The declaration of the title of Benjamin Taylor's book seems to have much to do with his declaration of himself as a major writer. Read morePublished on August 2, 2013 by Jay Dickson
A well written travel scope of Naples, It., with discussion of the many peoples who have called the place home over the centuries. Read morePublished on February 8, 2013 by T. Kepler
Well done. However, the author is so erudite I wonder whom he finds to talk his language? My ancestor, George Sandys, wrote a travelogue of his trip to Europe and the Holy land in... Read morePublished on February 5, 2013 by Marilyn J. Easton
I read this book because I enjoyed Naples when I visited a few years ago, and was similarly captivated. The book captures some of the magic of the place.Published on November 28, 2012 by JJS