Manual of Painting and Calligraphy

Manual of Painting and Calligraphy

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Manual of Painting and Calligraphy was JosAc Saramagoa€™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 Salazara€™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 Saramagoa€™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.Inside, the Castello Sforzesco is more palace than fortress, but few buildings give such an impression of might and power; ... perhaps the phantom sound of Leonardo da Vinci breathing as he stood on a lofty scaffold to paint a treecum- forest.

Title:Manual of Painting and Calligraphy
Author:José Saramago
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2012-05-01


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