Falling Palace

Falling Palace : A Romance of Naples

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Weaving the intrigue of a romance with the haunting evocation of a legendary Mediterranean city, Dan Hofstadter reveals Naples to us. He is our guide to its decaying architectural beauty - the falling palace of his dreams; the conversations that start in the cafes and continue into the night; the countless curio shops where treasures mingle with kitsch. And he brings to life on the page his Neapolitan friends, people whose gestures and superstitions seem as old as Vesuvius: chief among them, Benedetta, the object of his fascination and affections, and, like her home city, at once inviting and unfathomable.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 130 x 197mm
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1861974507
  • 9781861974501
  • 2,491,887

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"'Sensational... a tale of pure, absorbing delightfulness. Like the literary love-child of Eco and Baedeker, he delights and informs in equal measure.' Sunday Telegraph 'The city prevails on every page... literally breathtaking.' Shirley Hazzard, New York Times 'The overwhelming sense of a man in love with his adopted city of Naples.' East Anglian Daily Times In a beautifully written personal memoir Dan Hostadter offers a memorable portrait of the city 'under a volcano': 'brilliant on the theatre of everyday life in Naples' (Sunday Telegraph)."show more

About Dan Hofstadter

Dan Hofstadter is the author of three previous books, most recently The Love Affair as a Work of Art. He lives in the United States and was for right years a regular contributor to The New Yorker.show more

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