The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis by José Saramago

The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis (in Portuguese: O Ano da Morte de Ricardo Reis) is a 1984 novel by Portuguese novelist José Saramago, the winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in literature. It tells the story of the final year in the life of the title character, Ricardo Reis, one of the many heteronyms used by the Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa. In the novel, Ricardo Reis returns to Lisbon from Brazil, upon receiving word of Pessoa's death. While there, he chooses not to resume his practice of medicine, but rather takes up residence in a hotel where he wastes his days reading newspapers and wandering the streets of Lisbon. The novel was translated into English by Giovanni Pontiero in 1991 and won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.

The 612th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 81st on The 100 Best Books of World Literature (ABC.es)
  2. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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El año de la muerte de Ricardo Reis/ The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis (Narrativa (Punto de Lectura)) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 4016687 $127.77 $12.99 2010
The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis Hardcover 3123119 $98.79 $4.99 1991
The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis (Harvest in Translation) Kindle Edition 60019 $9.99 1992
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THE YEAR OF THE DEATH OF RICARDO REIS. Hardcover 1476078 $124.44 $22.28
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El año de la muerte de Ricardo Reis / O Ano da Morte de Ricardo Reis (Spanish Edition) Mass Market Paperback 12491434 $2.99 $3.25 2002
The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis by José Saramago (1992-04-27) Paperback 4978414 $19.39 $4.18
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