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Caravaggio and the Neo-Baroque: Some Final Considerations

This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the key concepts discussed in the preceding chapters of this book. The book shows that the myth of Caravaggio can be traced through a variety of texts and genres. It explores Self and identity feature prominently in all case studies, whether think of the fictional biographies. The book explores the crime fiction works. It explores Jarman's Caravaggio, Gunn's poetry, and Fernandez's Dans la main de l'ange or Michael Ondaatje's novels and Anthony Minghella's adaptation of The English Patient. The book also explores the tension between micro and macro history and the violence of history. It analyses an interest in social and political criticism that manifests itself in the desire to draw attention to the problems caused by organized crime, greed, and the myth of happiness, or the use of drugs, particularly among young people. The book emphasizes the grotesque, gruesome, and traumatic aspects of reality and the relationship between sex and death.