Manual of Painting and Calligraphy
Manual of Painting and Calligraphy
Translated by Giovanni Pontiero


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 available in the United States for the first time.

Title Manual of Painting and Calligraphy
Author José Saramago
Translated by Giovanni Pontiero
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Title First Published 01 May 2012
Format Paperback
Nb of pages
ISBN-10 0547640226
ISBN-13 9780547640228
Publication Date 01 May 2012
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $13.95
 


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