Literary World Cup – Round 3 Group C

Greece and Colombia both won their games and get to advance to the next round. Sorry Japan. Since we avoided each other this whole time, I’m sending you off by recommending 1Q84 or The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. Both are sensational novels.

 

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WINNER: Greece

Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth

Apostolos Doxiadis

Logicomix is part graphic novel, part historical novel (Bertrand Russell’s early life provides much of the story), and also is part beginner’s course in mathematics and philosophy. Russell’s search for truth and his obsession over solving this quest proves for a rich story with several well-known thinkers providing cameos, and it’s a graphic novel. What more could you ask for?

 

Colombia vs. Japan Image

WINNER: Colombia

Cervantes Street

Jaime Manrique

Don Quixote is a beloved literary character, even though the book by Cervantes can be a daunting read. Manrique’s novel is a historical fiction about Cervantes time writing Don Quixote featuring a mysterious sequel written by Alonso Fer­nán­dez de Avel­laneda. Along with having literary references, through Cervantes Street reader’s get to learn more about the life of Cervantes, a man who nearly killed a man, was forced into exile, was captured by pirates and sold into slavery.

 

 

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