Re: RARA-AVIS: Vian and America

From: jacquesdebierue (
Date: 09 Dec 2008

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    --- In, "Nathan Cain" <IndieCrime@...> wrote:
    > I know I've encountered this with at least one English author, who
    > wrote pulps under the name Spike Morelli. There's one book of his
    > called Coffin for a Cutie that's set in Atlanta, when it's pretty
    > obvious that the author has never been there (or anywhere else in
    > America) in his life. Of course, it was published in England and meant
    > to be read by people who had also never been to America, so
    > authenticity obviously wasn't a priority.

    Aren't there also some American writers of cozies and manor mysteries who set their books in England? I remember reading a scathing review of one such novel in the English press. The author had too many things wrong. And of course you can't fake idiom and dialect.



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