We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the library. Find a location near you.

Manual of painting and calligraphy: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
A disgruntled portrait artist in 1970s Portugal turn to writing in the Nobel Prize-winning author's debut novel, now available in English translation.
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 in Portugal during the last years of Antonio Salazar's dictatorship. It tells the story of a struggling artist who is commissioned to paint a portrait of an influential industrialist.
Disheartened by his squandered talent, the artist soon undergoes a creative and political awakening when he discovers the possibilities of writing. The brilliant juxtaposition of a passionate love story and the crisis of a nation foreshadows the themes of Saramago's major works.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9780547640228
9780547640242
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID35035764-cf01-dd1c-1842-b8fbf3337624
Grouping Titlemanual of painting and calligraphy
Grouping Authorjose saramago
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2022-08-12 02:08:30AM
Last Indexed2022-08-12 02:50:01AM

Solr Fields

accelerated_reader_point_value
0
accelerated_reader_reading_level
0
auth_author2
Pontiero, Giovanni
author
Saramago, José
author2-role
Pontiero, Giovanni
hoopla digital
author_display
Saramago, José
available_at_catalog
Carmichael
detailed_location_catalog
Carmichael
display_description
A disgruntled portrait artist in 1970s Portugal turn to writing in the Nobel Prize-winning author's debut novel, now available in English translation.
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 in Portugal during the last years of Antonio Salazar's dictatorship. It tells the story of a struggling artist who is commissioned to paint a portrait of an influential industrialist.
Disheartened by his squandered talent, the artist soon undergoes a creative and political awakening when he discovers the possibilities of writing. The brilliant juxtaposition of a passionate love story and the crisis of a nation foreshadows the themes of Saramago's major works.
format_catalog
Book
eBook
format_category_catalog
Books
eBook
id
35035764-cf01-dd1c-1842-b8fbf3337624
isbn
9780547640228
9780547640242
itype_catalog
Adult Fiction
last_indexed
2022-08-12T09:50:01.356Z
lexile_score
-1
literary_form
Fiction
literary_form_full
Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog
FICTION Saramago, J.
owning_library_catalog
Sacramento Public Library
owning_location_catalog
Carmichael
primary_isbn
9780547640228
publishDate
1994
2012
publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
recordtype
grouped_work
subject_facet
Electronic books
Love stories
Painters -- Fiction
Portugal -- Fiction
title_display
Manual of painting and calligraphy : a novel
title_full
Manual of Painting and Calligraphy A Novel
Manual of painting & calligraphy : a novel [electronic resource] Saramago, José.
Manual of painting and calligraphy : a novel / José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero
title_short
Manual of painting and calligraphy
title_sub
a novel
topic_facet
Electronic books
Fiction
Literature
Painters

Solr Details Tables

item_details

Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocation
hoopla:MWT14078010Online Hoopla CollectionOnline HooplaeBookeBook1falsetrueHooplahttps://www.hoopladigital.com/title/14078010?utm_source=MARCAvailable Online
overdrive:feeb3f57-9e5a-4eba-aca9-08f07f54d7bf-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
ils:.b21005187.i65776872CarmichaelFICTION Saramago, J.1falsefalseOn Shelfcarag

record_details

Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
hoopla:MWT14078010eBookeBookEnglishHoughton Mifflin Harcourt20121 online resource
overdrive:feeb3f57-9e5a-4eba-aca9-08f07f54d7bfeBookeBookEnglishHoughton Mifflin Harcourt
ils:.b21005187BookBooks1st Mariner Books edEnglishHoughton Mifflin Harcourt1994243 p. ; 21 cm.

scoping_details_catalog

Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
hoopla:MWT14078010Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:feeb3f57-9e5a-4eba-aca9-08f07f54d7bf-2Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b21005187.i65776872On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911