by Peter Robb

ISBN 1 876631 79 1


Publication date: November 2003


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Winner of the National Biography award
Winner of the Victorian Premier's award

A major book about the life, work and death of Caravaggio, one of the greatest painters the world has seen, by the author of the acclaimed Midnight in Sicily.

It has previously been released as a hardback with 16 pages of colour plates and 64 pages of black & white images and a paperback edition containing 8 pages of colour and 24 pages of black and white.

With its stylistic innovation and radical account of Caravaggio's death, this bestseller took the Australian book world by storm on its appearance in 1998.

A big book, a splendid book. Brian Kennedy, Director, National Gallery of Australia

'Marks the birth of an entirely new genre: a blend of biography, art history and belles-lettres, written with the urgency of a detective novel' John McDonald, Sydney Morning Herald

'Staggering coarseness ...tremendous vigour ... colloquial urgency ... wholly, richly alive ... the real thing' Times Literary Supplement

It has created considerable controversy since its publication in Britain in early 2000.

'spectacular, daring' The Independent

'absolutely awful' The Observer

M was released in the US in February 2000.

In November 2003 Duffy & Snellgrove will publish a new edition of M to coincide with an exhibition of Caravaggio's works touring Sydney and Melbourne.

Robb's new book, A Death in Brazil, was released in October 2003.


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