Midnight in Sicily by Peter Robb
On Art, Food, History, Travel, and La Cosa Nostra

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Personal account of the mafia and the Italian south, where Robb lived fourteen years.

About Peter Robb

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Peter Robb has divided his time between Brazil, southern Italy, and Australia during the past quarter century. He is the author of "Midnight in Sicily" and "M: The Man Who Became Caravaggio" (0-312-27474-2), a "Publishers Weekly" Best Book of the Year. He writes for "The Times Literary Supplement" and the "London Review of Books,"
Published November 1, 2012 by Duffy & Snellgrove. 338 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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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.

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Many artists saw a connection between the rich food of Sicily and the mob, which Robb expertly exploits, even repeating an ironic quote from Andreotti himself: ""I found myself with my stomach full of marvelous but terrible food, the pasta con le sarde, the cassata and not only did I not understa...

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One journalist notes that for Sicilians the ideal espresso "is a black drop containing a superconcentration of all the caffeine in the world."Robb's examinations and opinions on Italian art and the country's literary influences are a marvel, yet one is jolted back into the heart of the Italian mi...

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It’s partly because it’s so backward.” Robb says he could have written 10 books with the material he had.

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