A Fictional Venture Into the Follies of AntisemitismBook - 1967
While it is certainly a staggering compendium of random facts about Jewish custom, European Jewish families, and the absurd lore of anti-semitism, it is no novel. All the characters do is mouth informative addenda. The two lovers - Osmonde, a Christian, and her fiance, Saul, a Jewish baron - exchange notes about sensuality and Judaism. The baroness instructs her future daughter-in-law in all the fine sexual rules of Jewish marriage. A Jesuit and various members of French high society haggle over their religious, social and biological facts that are meant to justify anti-Semitism. And through Asher, the mystical boy wonder (and sometimes a nice kid), the reader is introduced to various religious ceremonies, and the spirituality of Judaism. A tremendous amount of information is given, but so haphazardly that it dissipates.
Publisher: London : Secker, 1967.
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: 512 p. ;,21 cm.