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David Golder by Irène Némirovsky
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Sep 24, 12

bookshelves: french-classics, the-holocaust, russian-roulettes
Read from September 22 to 25, 2012, read count: once

To be critical of some Jews is not to be anti-semitic, although Israeli politicians and some Jews use this to deflect any criticism.To read a Jewish writer being "anti-semitic", or certainly accused of it because she writes about a very unpleasant Jewish family, is patently absurd.Whatever, this is a remarkable piece of writing, with an absorbing group of unsavoury characters who are fascinating to explore.And an anti-hero whom I found became increasingly heroic and sympathetic.

more to come...it's 3.20am...to bed perchance to...dream??Hopefully!

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message 1: by Kalliope (new)

Kalliope Yes, please continue with you review when you emerge out of your dreams...

Cecily To be critical of some Jews is not to be anti-semitic

Very true, and yet, as a non-Jewish person, I found the numerous negative stereotypes of Jews very uncomfortable to read.

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