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Is there a difference (other than the price) between TamTam Books' version of I spit on your graves v.s. Canongate? The price is so dramatically different that it makes me curious.. Any prompt response would be greatly appreciated!
-- B. Ekberzade (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 08, 2002
As far as I know both are Boris Vian's own translation of his book., therefore the text would presumably be the same.
US and UK rights to books have been separate for ages - pricing is dependent on a large range of variables including print run, paper stock, etc etc.
If he hasn't already I'm sure that Tosh at Tam Tam books can supply you with info about the US publication. His web site is here. http://www.tamtambooks.com/vian/vian.html
The TamTam edition contains a foreword by Marc Lapprand. The Canongate edition (which I don't have yet) has an intro by Jim Sallis.
-- Robert Whyte (email@example.com), February 09, 2002.