This image of the French edition of Saul Bellow’s new book Ravelstein is supposed to be an example of latent anti-Semitism in France pushed subliminally.
I don’t see it. Maybe I just have no concept of anti-Semitism.
I certainly have no love lost on the French and no sympathy for anti-Semites, but how does this picture say Jews are evil?
I mean yeah the guy has a big nose and his hair comes to a point like a horn and he is an old man—but he looks cool. I’d like to know the man. I’d kind of like to be the man.
Here's the cover of the American published addition.
And how about that name? Ravelstein. It’s like the closest thing to Rumplestilskin that is still serious.
Anyway, I ordered the book.