Thursday, June 19, 2014

Reading Your Way Through the World Cup - Portugal

With striker Jozy Altidore officially out this Sunday, the U.S. faces an uphill battle against perennial football powerhouse Portugal.    Win or lose on the pitch, you can still win the World Cup of life by reading your way through the World Cup.  Check out Danny Scott's  impressive, "A Booklover's Guide to World Cup 2014"


Act of the Damned by António Lobo Antunes, Grove Press

If Cristiano Ronaldo has anything to do with it, all eyes will be on him as he pouts, poses and struts his way through World Cup 2014. His countryman Antunes is considered to be one of the literary giants of Portugal. His work has been compared to William Faulkner's in the way it seeks to incorporate many voices in complex literary structures. In Act of the Damned Antunes tells the story of a once wealthy family that unravels into dysfunction as it tries to escape a socialist revolution.

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