There Is No Such Place As America
Book written by Peter Bichsel
I have the story of a man who tells stories. I have told himrepeatedly that I don’t believe his stories.
“You’relying,” I said, “You’re fibbing, you’re making things up, you’re having me on.”
That didn’t impress him. He continued unperturbed, and whenI called out: “You liar, you fibber, you yarn-spinner, you legpuller!,” hegazed at me for a long time, shook his head, smiled sadly and then said sosoftly that I almost felt ashamed of myself: “There is no such place asAmerica.”
SOLUTION: This book integrates custom die-cuts of the Western World's known existence of "America." Overtime it reveals more and more of the "fabrication," as letters show throw the shapes. Will the man believe the myth?
Translated by Michael Hamburger
Calder & Boyars • London
First published in Great Britain in 1971 by Calder andBoyars Ltd
18 Brewer Street London W1
Originally published as Kindergeschichten by Herman LuchterhandVerlag GmbH, Neuwied and Berlin
© Hermann Luchterhand Verlag GmbH, 1969
© This translation, Calder and Boyars, 1971
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