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Description - Manual of Painting and Calligraphy by Jose Saramago

H. is a struggling artist with a commission to paint a portrait of a well-known industrialist. Whilst the industrialist sits for the portrait, H. begins an affair with his subject's secretary. Meanwhile the painting starts to fail. For inspiration H. takes a trip to Italy to contemplate the works of the great artists, but when his friend back home is arrested by the secret police of Salazar's regime, H. is pulled back to Portugal. Art, sexuality and politics collide in Saramago's first novel.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781784872915
ISBN-10: 1784872911
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 19mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 20-Sep-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jose Saramago

JosU Saramago is one of the most important international writers of the last hundred years. Born in Portugal in 1922, he was in his sixties when he came to prominence as a writer with the publication of Baltasar and Blimunda. A huge body of work followed, translated into more than forty languages, and in 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Saramago died in June 2010.

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