Caravaggio in Film and Literature
Popular Culture's Appropriation of a Baroque Genius

Laura Rorato

Italian Perspectives 30

Legenda

1 November 2014  •  236pp

ISBN: 978-1-909662-00-1 (hardback)  •  RRP £75, $99, €85

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Although fictional responses to Caravaggio date back to the painter’s lifetime (1571-1610), it was during the second half of the twentieth century that interest in him took off outside the world of art history. In this new monograph, the first book-length study of Caravaggio's recent impact, Rorato provides a panoramic overview of his appropriation by popular culture. The extent of the Caravaggio myth, and its self-perpetuating nature, are brought out by a series of case studies involving authors and directors from numerous countries (Italy, Great Britain, America, Canada, France and Norway) and literary and filmic texts from a number of genres — from straightforward tellings of his life to crime fiction, homoerotic film and postcolonial literature.

Laura Rorato is Senior Lecturer in Italian at Bangor University.

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Rorato, Laura, Caravaggio in Film and Literature: Popular Culture's Appropriation of a Baroque Genius, Italian Perspectives, 30 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2014)

First footnote reference: 35 Laura Rorato, Caravaggio in Film and Literature: Popular Culture's Appropriation of a Baroque Genius, Italian Perspectives, 30 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2014), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Rorato, p. 47.

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Rorato, Laura. 2014. Caravaggio in Film and Literature: Popular Culture's Appropriation of a Baroque Genius, Italian Perspectives, 30 (Cambridge: Legenda)

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