> In "The Sun Also Rises" the narrator's references
> his Jewish compatriot, who had the brief relationship
> with Brett, are pretty anti-Semitic, as I recall.
Hi, folks. Frequent lurker, infrequent poster.
Cohn is introduced as someone who boxed (in college, I think?
high school?) not because he loved it, but because he had to
-- to defend himself against guys who would beat him up for
being Jewish. If I remember correctly, Hemingway put Cohn
down not for being Jewish, but for playing at a sport for
something other than love. Cohn is not an aficionado -- he
has no affection for boxing (nor bullfighting) -- and thus
deserves to be despised by the author.
Hope I'm remembering that right. I haven't read TSAR in about
20 years. I recall not being offended by the antisemitism
(and I am Jewish) but by Hemingway's ridiculous code of
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