"This enthralling novel describes an undying passion for antiquity with an underlying theme of great poignancy. A great read."
Philippe de Montebello, former director, Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Pollak’s Arm
“Naples is a vast succession of cities—Greek, Samnite, Roman, Byzantine, Aragonese, Spanish, Bourbon, Savoyard—and every phase has had its chronicler. In the aftermath of World War Two, battered, humiliated Naples found no abler witness than Anna Maria Ortese. Sixty-five years later, with international interest in Naples unexpectedly high, Ann Goldstein and Jenny McPhee have given us an essential, eloquent translation as faithful to Ortese’s time as it is vividly alive for our own.”
Benjamin Taylor, author of Naples Declared and Tales Out of School