Manual of Painting and Calligraphy was JosAc Saramagoas 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 Salazaras 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 Saramagoas 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|
|Publisher||:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2012-05-01|