Lisa, you surprise me
Posted by Stolzi on May 02, 1998 at 18:54:28:
In response to The feelings expressed in the 30's, written by Lisa on April 28, 1998 at 19:51:43
] 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.
Are you saying there is anti-semitic stuff in Thirkell? I don't remember any off-hand, if there is I'd like examples. Of course the Canon Joram is very, er, casual in his allusions to his former charges in Mngangaland -- is that what you mean?
Nobody's mentioned Dorothy Sayers, whose anti-semitic remarks I find very distressing. But I try to remember that she had had a heavy love-affair, followed by a bitter falling-out, with a Jewish lover; and as a young woman struggling to survive in London had perhaps come across the kind of money-lenders she liked to take shots at in her books.
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