RE: RARA-AVIS: Mr T's UK vs. US toughness.

From: Robison Michael R CNIN (
Date: 23 Jul 2002

todd said: Perhaps this has something to do with Britons being Encouraged to always know their Place, and Yanks always being exhorted to Aspire, and to talk accordingly. Contrast with Canadian, Australian, Jamaican, South Africanand New Zealander hb cf could be interesting this way.


so you are saying the differences in the literature are mirrors to cultural differences? i think that's entirely possible. now i just posted saying that i thought the brit lit to be colder and darker than it's american counterpart, so am i miring myself in some deep poop here? ;-)

i don't think so. i'm not saying british people are cold and passionless, but that perhaps the cultural ideal of a hero are somewhat different, and is sub- sequently reflected in literature.


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