The feelings expressed in the 30's
Posted by Lisa on April 28, 1998 at 19:51:43:
In response to hmmm... this is a difficult one., written by Kate on April 27, 1998 at 17:22:45
] Am I jumping to conclusions here or is there more than a whisper of anti-Semitism in CCF? First of all Mrs Smiling talks about going to a "Jew-shop" (it makes me ill just typing the words), and then there is Flora noticing that Mr Mybug is actually Mr Meyerburg. This and the fact that he lied in Charlotte Street (what is the significance of this?) were "not calcuated to raise her spirits".
] It makes you realise how casually anti-Semitic feelings were expressed in the 30s. I'd love to know something more about Gibbons to know where this was coming from.
I've noticed the anti-Semitism also. I've been reading some Angela Thirkell lately, it too was written in the 30's and 40's. Sometimes the "casual" comments and racial slurs are too much and I have to put the books away for awhile. It's amazing that comments of that nature could be so casually written into novels of the time. scary.
- Lisa, you surprise me Stolzi 18:54:28 5/02/98 (0)
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