From: ssshapir (ssshapir@yahoo.com)
Date: 08 Dec 2008

  • Next message: Brian Thornton: "Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Vian"

    I take your points. And they are pretty strong.

    But wasn't that the point of the book in the first place -- a prank, a hoax? A land of racial intolerance -- this is how Europe sees/saw America. And to the Americans this -- the pathological preoccupation with race -- is what you won't face up to?

    I don't think anyone should take him too seriously, even though I believe his intentions were quite serious.

    Vian was a prankster. A shit-stirrer. He wants to stir strong reactions. And apparently he does.

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