Literary World Cup – Second Place

0Second Place goes to Argentina. Again I will honor there victory by recapping all the Argentinian books mentioned previously.

 

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Jorge Luis Borges

 

aThe Tunnel

Ernesto Sabato

 

aaTalking to Ourselves

Andrès Neuman

 

1The Winners

Julio Cortázar

 

 

2Seven Fires: Grilling the Argentine Way

Francis Mallmann & Peter Kaminsky

 

1How I Became a Nun

Cèsar Aira

 

 

 

0Eternal Curse on the Readers of These Pages

Manuel Puig

The slightly menacing title instantly pulls reader into the novel. Most of the action in this book is a conversation between two men, Ramirez a 74 year old Argentinian who has lost most of his memory and Larry a 30 something who pushes Ramirez’s wheelchair around three times a week. Through their conversations readers gain a sense of both men’s character and what is happening to them in the world around them.

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