Literary World Cup – Round 2 Group H

Belgium vs. RussiaImage

WINNER: Belgium

Oedipus on the Road

Henry Bauchau

Yes the Oedipus mentioned in the title is that Oedipus, the one who unknowingly kills his father and marries his mother. The events of Bauchau’s novel take place in the years in between the shocking revealing of truths in Thebes and his return to Athens years later. The mystery of his time is solved in a story of redemption and forgiveness.

 

Algeria vs. South KoreaImage

WINNER: Algeria

What the Day Owes the Night

Yasmina Khadra

Younes’ parents release him into the custody of his well off uncle. Now renamed Jonas, he befriends a group of boys and even meets a young lady named Emilie. What is a story of growth also becomes a story of identity as Younes/Jonas’ Algerian world becomes increasingly European.

 

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