American Literature has had a huge influence in the Western World. Poe was a superstar long before Doyle. Ambrose Bierce has always been a legend, F Scott Fitzgerald is a literary lcon. Obviously it is a sad thing for our American buddies to feel inferior to our authors, Shakespeare, Diderot, Dickens, the list is endless. Come on brilliant literature is universal, no need to feel inferior. Pip, Pip old chap.