RARA-AVIS: Re: Vian and America

From: ssshapir (ssshapir@yahoo.com)
Date: 10 Dec 2008

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    Jeff -- you nailed it. Well said.

    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Jeff Vorzimmer" <jvorzimmer@...> wrote:
    > > Likewise his 'America bashing'. I think he had a
    > > genuine liking for certain aspects of American culture. This is a
    > > who loved jazz and hung out with Duke Ellington. You don't have
    to hate
    > > America to hate segregation.
    > I think you're getting to the heart of the Love-Hate relationship
    between the Americans and the French. Americans love French culture, e.g., French cuisine, the language, Serge Gainsbourg, but claim they hate the French people. Likewise the French love American film, literature, Jazz, Jerry Lewis, etc., but hate Americans.
    > Jeff

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