How Authors from Different Countries Write Novels About Unhappy People

The English write tales of quiet desperation.

The French write about frantic, desperate love affairs.

The Norwegians write about drinking in the long dark.

The Japanese write about suicide.

The Americans write about shopping.

Please add to the list (and lets hope Patrick Nielsen Hayden still visits here).

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4 Responses to How Authors from Different Countries Write Novels About Unhappy People

  1. Jamie says:

    The Germans write about abstractions.
    The Spanish write about heroism.

  2. Great White North says:

    The Canadians write about Americans

  3. CZHA says:

    The Russians write about war.
    The Colombians write about miracles.

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