The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis

The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis

Book - 1991
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Saramago portraits an imaginary encounter between Fernando Pessoa and Ricardo Reis, who venture back to Portugal after the establishment of the dictatorship of general Salazar. "The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis" describes the country during dictatorship and highlights views using Pessoa's poetic aspect which have long been forgotten in history. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, [1991]
Copyright Date: ©1991
ISBN: 9780151997350
Characteristics: 358 pages ; 24 cm


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Jun 08, 2019

Beautifully written book about a doctor and his relationships in Lisbon, 1936, 16 years after his return from exile in Brazil. The events of Europe are built in the story smoothly. The characters are simple everyday persons. The atmosphere hints at the boiling future.

Jun 22, 2016

A poet returns to Salazar-era Portugual from Brazil, wanders the rainy streets, talks to a dead poet, falls in love with one woman and has an affair with another. On the surface this doesn't sound like much but in the hands of a great writer like Saramago it turns into a fascinating meditation on life.

bradleydargan4life Apr 14, 2011

as an extensive reader of all things psychological and classic fiction, i can say with conviction that this is one of my favorite novels ever written. anyone who takes the time to experience this will have it change her/his perception of the world.

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