Are your remarks addressed to me or Diama?
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From: "Tom Colket" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2007 9:09 PM
Subject: Re: Eliot and Anti-Semitism from the London Review of Books
> Peter wrote, in response to Diana:
> >Thanks, Diana.
> >Eliot and Anti-Semitism (again)
> >From Edward Pearce
> >'The jew is underneath the lot' is beyond exculpation,
> >pure Julius Streicher. Sir Ferdinand Klein, clipper of the lion's rump,
> >entertained by Princess Volupine, is clearly a Jew, hatefully about
> >to enjoy a Christian woman.
> Maybe. But it would be helpful to at least consider what "Burbank" is
> before making statements like this.
> Have you considered that the 'jew underneath the lot' could be a reference
> to Jesus Christ, the Jew?
> Or that the name "Sir Ferdinand Klein" references three countries: England
> [Sir], Spain [Ferdinand], Germany [Klein]) that happen to coincide with
> boundary of the Roman Empire (England at the northwest, Spain at the
> southwest, Germany at the northeast boundary)?
> Maybe the poem deals with the ending of the Roman Empire and the coming of
> Christianity, rather than being about a Jew hatefully about to enjoy a
> Christian woman.
> Just for your consideration . . .
> -- Tom --
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