World Cup of Literature 2022.. Mexico VS Poland.. The plain is on fire and Jacob collects his books

World Cup of Literature 2022.. Mexico VS Poland.. The plain is on fire and Jacob collects his books
World Cup of Literature 2022.. Mexico VS Poland.. The plain is on fire and Jacob collects his books

World Cup of Literature 2022.. Mexico VS Poland.. The plain is on fire and Jacob collects his books

Today the seventh matches of the 2022 World Cup between the national teams of Mexico and Poland begin, and in connection with them the seventh events begin. World Literature Championship 2022to introduce one of the most famous works by Mexican writer Juan Rulfo, namely “The Plain Burns”, and from Poland we learn about the novel “The Books of Jacob” by Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Jacob’s novels

Jacob wrote … a novel by the writer Olga Tokarczuk, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, and in this novel Olga returns to the Age of Enlightenment in Europe, specifically to the mid-eighteenth century when new ideas began to conquer the continent young Jewish man of mysterious origin, came to a village in Poland. He not only changed his name but also his disposition; Constantly trying to reinvent himself, he converted to Islam and then to Catholicism, was ridiculed as a heretic and a saint, and ravaged the traditional order with scandalous rumors about the rituals of his secret cult and the spread of his increasingly iconoclastic faith.


Jacob’s novels

It is known that the Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk won the Man Booker Prize for International Fiction for the novel Journeys in 2018, and also the prize for the best European novel for the novel The Books of Jacob.

World Cup of Literature 2022.. Mexico VS Poland.. The plain is on fire and Jacob collects his books
Olga Tokarczuk at the Nobel Prize for Literature

Olga Tokarczuk is one of Poland’s most prominent writers, a feminist writer, and in the novel Travels he combines the observations of an imaginative modern traveler with the sectarian stories he witnessed during his wanderings, a biography of a 17th-century anatomist, and a novel.

The plain burns for the Mexican Juan Rulfo

The Plain is Burning.. A collection of stories in which the Mexican writer Juan Rulfo presents us with his vision of the reality of rural life in Mexico, in which it seems like nothing is happening outside and when it happens it automatically takes in fulfillment of the law of custom, or in the form of a violent explosion, finally settling in the darkness of silence, with the same people resembling the wilds of nature as if they were them all.

The Plain Burns is a collection of short stories by Mexican writer Juan Rulfo
The Plain Burns is a collection of short stories by Mexican writer Juan Rulfo

And in the Arabic translation of The Plain Burns short story collection published by the National Center for Translation and translated into Arabic by translator Ali Abd al-Raouf al-Bambi, he says: Talking about this collection, which comprises seventeen stories, can go on and on go on, since its author is considered one of the characters.Luminous in the history of the novel and history in Latin America, despite his limited works. It deals with what he knows and feels through his direct and deep contact with the essential things: love, death, hope, poverty, violence … etc. This has allowed the regional literature to overcome the photographic export and the folkloric dimension and in penetrate unfamiliar horizons.


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