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A surreal story that lingers in the imagination, The Year of The Death of Ricardo Reis has been described as one of the best European novels published since the Second World War. In 1936, Europe dances while Spain edges toward civil war and a dapper, homegrown dictator establishes himself in Portugal. Ricardo Reis, a middle-aged doctor...
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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.