Now I'm not the biggest fan of the USA. Let's put it another way: I'm not a blind fan of the USA, and a lot of what the US thinks is great about itself I would question.But never would I question the greatness of that nation. The arrogance of this Swede, though, is staggering.
U.S. writers are "too sensitive to trends in their own mass culture," dragging down the quality of their work.
"The U.S. is too isolated, too insular. They don't translate enough and don't really participate in the big dialogue of literature," Engdahl said. "That ignorance is restraining."