The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis

Author: José Saramago

A unique, meditative, funny, politically astute masterpiece by one of Europe’s greatest writers

Ricardo Reis was a pseudonym created by Fernando Pessoa, the great Portugese poet. Six weeks, after Pessoa’s death, Ricardo Reis returns to Lisbon to take up residence in a hotel, wander the streets, read the newspapers and muse on love, destiny, politics, life and death with his old friend.

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A unique, meditative, funny, politically astute masterpiece by one of Europe’s greatest writers

Ricardo Reis was a pseudonym created by Fernando Pessoa, the great Portugese poet. Six weeks, after Pessoa’s death, Ricardo Reis returns to Lisbon to take up residence in a hotel, wander the streets, read the newspapers and muse on love, destiny, politics, life and death with his old friend.

Published by Vintage
Paperback
1998
ISBN: 9781860465024
Translated by Giovanni Pontiero