The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis

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Set in Lisbon in 1936, this book follows the character of Ricardo Reis, a doctor who returns to his native Portugal after 16 years in Brazil. But what kind of doctor is he? Instead of receiving patients in his surgery he spends his time walking and reciting poetry, accompanied by a dead poet.

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"The greatest of his novels" ( New Statesman)

"Lovely...a work of fluent and amazing gracefulness" ( Independent)

"A capacious, funny, threatening novel" ( New York Times Review of Books)

"He has created a body of work of luminous power: ironic, intellectually playful, dense and strange" ( Scotsman)

"Shows Saramago to be a novelist of the grandest sort...it is a dramatic work of great philosophical weight, filtered through a refined contemplative intelligence" ( Independent)

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

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