The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis (Paperback)

By Jose Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero (Translator)
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The year: 1936. Europe dances while an invidious dictator establishes himself in Portugal. The city: Lisbon-gray, colorless, chimerical. Ricardo Reis, a doctor and poet, has just come home after sixteen years in Brazil. Translated by Giovanni Pontiero.

About the Author

JOSE SARAMAGO (1922 2010) was the author of many novels, among them Blindness, All the Names, Baltasarand Blimunda, and The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis. In 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Giovanni Pontiero (1932 1996) was the ablest translator of twentieth century literature in Portuguese and one of its most ardent advocates. He was the principal translator into English of the works of Jose Saramago and was awarded the Teixeira-Gomes Prize for his translation of The Gospel According to Jesus Christ.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780156996938
ISBN-10: 0156996936
Publisher: Harvest Books
Publication Date: April 27th, 1992
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: Harvest in Translation