Which one book should I try first--especially given that I'm a
--- In email@example.com, "ssshapir" <ssshapir@...> wrote:
> 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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