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Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis, the (1984) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

The year: 1936. Europe dances while Spain edges toward civil war and an invidious home-grown dictator establishes himself in Portugal. the city: Lisbon—gray, colorless, chimerical.

In the midst of this surreal setting is Ricardo Reis, a middle-aged doctor and poet who has returned to his native country after sixteen years in Brazil. Instead of receiving patients in an office, he spends hours walking steep, rain-filled streets. He has a love affair with the hotel chambermaid who slips into his bed at night. He is haunted by a young woman with a mysterious paralysis of her left hand. And he is visited by the ghostly presence of a celebrated poet, recently deceased. Can Ricardo Reis live in a world bent on destroying itself?

Original title: O Ano da Morte de Ricardo Reis
Original languages: Portuguese


Genre: FictionHistoricalEuropean20th Century

Edition #1: The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis

The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis (1991)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Giovanni Pontiero
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Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis, the (May 1998)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London, UK
Publisher: Harvill
ISBN: 9781860465024
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.6 x 1.1
Pages: 384

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