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The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis

 
 
 
 
The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis
Author: José Saramago
ISBN 13: 9780156996938
ISBN 10: 156996936
Edition: 1
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: 1992-04-27
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
List Price: $15.95
 
 

The year: 1936. Europe dances while an invidious dictator establishes himself in Portugal. The city: Lisbon-gray, colorless, chimerical. Ricardo Reis, a doctor and poet, has just come home after sixteen years in Brazil. Translated by Giovanni Pontiero.

Publishers Weekly

Ricardo Reis meets dead Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa and encounters two women who may be figments of Pessoa's poetry in this extraordinarily nuanced novel.