The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis

Paperback | February 1, 2001

byJose 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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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.

JOSE SARAMAGO (1922-2010) was the author of many novels, among themBlindness, All the Names, Baltasar and Blimunda, andThe Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis. In 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.81 inPublished:February 1, 2001Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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ISBN - 10:0156996936

ISBN - 13:9780156996938

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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 and poet returns to his native country after 16 years in Brazil. Instead of receiving patients in an office, he spends hours walking the steep, rain-filled streets of a gray, chimerical Lisbon. Award-winning Portuguese writer José Saramago is the author the highly acclaimed Baltasar and Blimundo.