Re: RARA-AVIS: re: _Huck Finn_, the ending

From: Stephen Burridge (
Date: 19 Jun 2007

I didn't say the book was anti-Semitic. I said the narrator's references to the Jewish character were anti-Semitic. That's too broad, I should have said something like, some of his put-downs of the guy are couched in somewhat anti-Semitic terms. I can certainly understand a younger Jewish reader being made uncomfortable. It's a while since I read it, but I recall being a little bugged by them myself, in a different way. (I'm middle aged and not Jewish.)

Stephen Burridge

On 6/19/07, Michael Robison <> wrote:
> Stephen Burridge wrote:
> In "The Sun Also Rises" the narrator's references to
> his Jewish compatriot, who had the brief relationship
> with Brett, are pretty anti-Semitic, as I recall.
> *************
> Cohn is an asshole. And he's Jewish. Does that make
> the book anti-Semitic?
> miker
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