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Manual of painting and calligraphy: a novel

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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.
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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.
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Love stories
Painters -- Fiction
Portugal -- Fiction
title_displayManual of painting and calligraphy : a novel
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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
Manual of painting and calligraphy : a novel [electronic resource] Saramago, José.
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