I Spit on Your Graves
Fiction. In the tradition of Karl May and Franz Kafka, Boris Vian imagines an America even more amazing than the land he has never visited. I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVES is the first novel to put the quotation marks around the hardboiled thriller--a vivid and startling performance (J. Hoberman). The book is Boris Vian's (1920-1959) sex-and-violence-filled homage to American noir. Originally published in France as J'IRAI CRACHER SUR VOS TOMBES--after allegedly being censored in the U.S. and translated into French--the novel was a best seller, establishing Vian as one of the most famous writers of the mid-twentieth century.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kwohlrob - LibraryThing
When Jean d’ Halluin first published I Spit On Your Graves in 1946, he was looking for a bestseller to kickstart his new imprint, Editions du Scorpion. Written by an African-American writer named ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lriley - LibraryThing
Upon previewing the film version of this book apparently Boris was so angry that his heart gave out and he dropped dead at the relatively young age of 39. Famous last words before that event: "These ... Read full review