RARA-AVIS: Vian and America

From: Juri Nummelin (juri.nummelin@pp.inet.fi)
Date: 09 Dec 2008

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    Jeff Vorzimmer:

    "In fact, he tried originally to pass I Spit on Your Graves off as having been written by an American, which is absurd in that the American culture of the late 40s he portrays is so faux as to be almost unrecognizable."

    Wasn't this usual practice in pulps and paperbacks published in other countries than the US: there were lots of British, Australian, Finnish, Swedish etc. stories taking place in America, supposedly written by American writers, and with apparently no knowledge of real America (whatever that is). I'm sure everyone thought at the time that Carter Brown was an American writer.


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