In the last years of Salazar's dictatorship, a struggling young artist is commissioned to paint the portrait of a wealthy client and struggles to capture his likeness while acknowleging his artistic limitations.The walls go around, the books and pictures, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, tiny Pluto, the earth. ... and here from afar we now see them at a standstill, once more there are pictures and books, and instead of that deep sky there are walls.
|Title||:||Manual of Painting & Calligraphy|
|Author||:||José Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero|
|Publisher||:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2012|