Bookbabble Episode 81: World Cup Babble

Jul 10, 2014 by

Bookbabble Episode 81: World Cup Babble

Bookbabble Episode 81: World Cup Babble

Recorded 7 July 2014

Synopsis: Bjorn, Marcel and Donny get together for a World Cup chat, a repeat of something the 3 of them did exactly 4 years ago. Besides spending half the podcast talking about the games leading up to the semi-finals, the gang also manages to pick books from each of the 4 semi-finalists: Brazil, Germany, Netherlands and Argentina. The picks would surprise you.

 

 

 

Sports Links

The German Team

  • Uwe Timm, “Die Entdeckung der Currywurst” (translated into English by Leila Vennewitz as “The Invention of Curried Sausage”)
  • Uwe Timm, “Morenga” (translated into English by Breon Mitchell)
  • Dishonorable mention: Gerhard Seyfried’s bestselling novels about colonialist Germany

The Brazilian Team

  • Clarice Lispector, “The Stream of Life”
  • Carmen L. Oliveira, “Rare and commonplace flowers – the story of Elizabeth Bishop and Lota de Macedo Soares”
  • Elizabeth Bishop, “Questions of Travel”

The Argentinian Team

  • Julio Cortazar, “Hopscotch”
  • Borges
  • Nathan Englander, “The Ministry of Special Cases”
  • German Kratochwil, “Das Scherbengericht”

The Dutch Team

  • Hugo Claus, “The Sorrow of Belgium” (not actually Dutch)
  • Maarten t’Hart – “Het psalmenoproer”
  • Harry Mulisch – The Assault

Bonus: The Spanish Team

  • Alberto Mendez – Blind Sunflowers
  • Isaac Rosa – The Invisible Hand

SF recommendations not mentioned on the actual show

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Also, there’s some activity brewing over at the Goodreads Bookbabble group. You can add books to the Bookbabble bookshelf there, and books that we cover on the show will be added to the bookshelf as well, so that if there are any discussions you can spawn it there.

Go ahead and check it out, please let us know any feedback if you have any.

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Let us know how you like it.

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I wanted to make an announcement – we’re going to be moving web hosts pretty soon.  I’m consolidating to a single hosting provider, and take will make managing the site easier for me (background stuff, don’t worry about it).  What you need to know, however, is there should be no impact to you at all – everything else will still work as it always had been (well, too bad the post-production for episodes are still on my lap, and not on the web host’s).

When will this move take place?  Before the year is out.

In any event, I wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone Happy Holidays!

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