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The Resource Doubting Thomas : a novel about Caravaggio, (electronic resource)

Doubting Thomas : a novel about Caravaggio, (electronic resource)

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Doubting Thomas : a novel about Caravaggio
Title
Doubting Thomas
Title remainder
a novel about Caravaggio
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Coming somewhere between Peter Ackroyd and Perfume, Doubting Thomas is an innovative and fascinating novel about the renowned Italian painter Caravaggio. The plot centers around the events of a May evening in Rome in 1606, when Caravaggio was challenged to a duel and killed a man. Who was this man Caravaggio? What happened on that fateful night? What was the cause of the fight that forced him to flee Rome? Different narrators, including a drunken architect, the painter's own brother, some ladies of the night, a town clerk, and a close friend of Caravaggio all present their versions of the events that took place that night, shedding light on what happened and, as a result, on the painter's revolutionary art. Doubting Thomas is a book about ideas and about a period in time that witnessed the coming of enlightenment and dramatic changes in thinking. It is first and foremost a novel about human destiny, sensuality, and purpose of mind; brutality and love, exploration, and devotion. How far can a painter go? Where is the line between what is sacred and what is profane? How can a drunkard and a womaniser such as Caravaggio create art that speaks of fervent aesthetics and even religious devotion?
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Cataloging source
Midwest
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1949-
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Næss, Atle
Dewey number
839.8/2374
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Born, Anne
  • hoopla digital
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  • Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da
  • Painters
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Doubting Thomas : a novel about Caravaggio, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780720615333
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11568901
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11568901
System control number
(MWT)MWT11568901
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Doubting Thomas : a novel about Caravaggio, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780720615333
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11568901
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11568901
System control number
(MWT)MWT11568901
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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