Books by Peter Robb

A DEATH IN BRAZIL by Peter Robb
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Released: May 5, 2004

"An affectionate, probing cultural portrait, as stark as it is entertaining."
Under intellectual scrutiny from a part-time resident, the world's fifth largest country comes alive as "the oddest and most thrilling" in our hemisphere. Read full book review >
M by Peter Robb
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Released: Feb. 10, 2000

"A compelling portrait of the painter as outsider and provocateur; a first-rate evocation of both a genius and the violent times in which he lived. (16 pages illus.)"
An exuberant attempt to penetrate the mysteries surrounding the astounding paintings and brief, turbulent life of the Italian artist who has come to be known as Caravaggio. Read full book review >
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Released: March 19, 1998

"This narrative is itself an eclectic and sumptuous meal that- -through no fault of the author's—leaves the diner with a bitter taste in the mouth."
If it's true, as the Sicilian writer Leonardo Sciascia once said, that Sicily is a metaphor for the modern world, then author Robb has plumbed the depths of the world. Read full book review >