Manual of Painting & Calligraphy
A NovelBook - 2012
"Manual of Painting and Calligraphy" was Jose 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 available in the United States for the first time.
Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.
Characteristics: ix, 243 p. ;,21 cm.
Alternative Title: Manual de pintura e caligrifia.