Manual of Painting and Calligraphy
Handbook of Painting and Calligraphy is a novel that caused some surprise when it appeared. The book was well received, perhaps because of its structure, which seems even more modern than the books that came later. When I say more modern, I mean more avant-garde. There's a lot of autobiography there but it's parallel.
2014 (1st edition at Porto Editora; 7th edition).
The calligraphy on the cover is by the painter Júlio Pomar
«The Manual of Painting and Calligraphy is a unique work in the genre of autobiographical literature among us and offers us, as a whole, a seed of ideas and a chart of directions of the fiction of José Saramago to date. of a complex and rich literary tradition and the experience of a time lived in the achievements of everyday life and the vicissitudes of history, which will be the substance of art itself.”
Luís de Sousa Rebelo