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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JOSE SARAMAGO is one of the most acclaimed writers in the world today. He is the author of numerous novels, including All the Names, Blindness, and The Cave. In 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.