The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis

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Harvill Press, 1998 - Fiction - 358 pages
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Lisbon. 1936. Ricardo Reis is a doctor, returning to his native Portugal from Brazil after 16 years away. But what kind of doctor is he? His companions include: the ghost of the poet Pessoa; a girl with a paralysed hand; and the hotel chambermaid, who slips into his bed at night.

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Saramago's novels leave me in awe of how deftly he balances history, literary allusion, politics, philosophy, and an intense understanding of human psychology. Even in translation, there are passages ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

JOSe 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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