Manual of Painting & Calligraphy
A NovelBook - 2012
Manual of Painting and Calligraphy was Jos#65533; Saramago's first novel. Written eight years before the critically acclaimed Baltasar and Blimunda , it is a story of self-discovery set against the background of the last years of Salazar's dictatorship. A struggling young artist, commissioned to paint a portrait of an influential industrialist, learns in the process about himself and the world around him. The brilliant juxtaposition of a passionate love story and the crisis of a nation foreshadows all of Saramago's major works. A must-have for any devotee of the great Portuguese Nobel laureate, Manual of Painting and Calligraphy is now available in the United States.
Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012
Edition: 1st Mariner Books ed
Branch Call Number: FICTION Saramago 2012
Characteristics: ix, 243 p. ; 21 cm