The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis

The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis

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by José Saramago
     
 

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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.
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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.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547546926
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/27/1992
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
408,002
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

JOSÉ SARAMAGO (1922–2010) was the author of many novels, among them Blindness, All the Names, Baltasar and Blimunda, and The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis. In 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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