Manual of Painting & Calligraphy

Manual of Painting & Calligraphy

A Novel

Book - 2012 | 1st Mariner Books ed.
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Manual of Painting and Calligraphy was José 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.
ISBN: 9780547640228
Branch Call Number: SARAM
Characteristics: ix, 243 p. ; 21 cm.


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Sep 05, 2015

An odd book but easy to read. The narrative doesn't hold together well, but what is written is interesting (an insight into or judgement of something).

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