Rolls criticizes the literary works of Boris Vian, particularly on his writings that concerns the history of fashion that coincides with that of Americanization. In Vian's famous love story L'Ecume des jours, nylon represents less American beauty than American dynamism. Rolls further stated that Vian's works has become synonymous by its focus upon objects of personal rather than wider economic gain. The desperate voices condemning and praising the United States in France during the inter-war years are condensed in the body of Boris Vian's writings.
AUMLA: Journal of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association Issue 103, p. 93-108