From: davezeltserman (davezelt@rcn.com)
Date: 08 Dec 2008

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    Which one book should I try first--especially given that I'm a Thompson worshiper?

    Thanks, Dave

    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.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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