Books: Jews & Uncle Jules

PORTRAIT OF THE ANTI-SEMITE (27 pp.) —Jean-Paul Sarfre, translated by Mary Guggenheim—Partisan Review Series (40¢).

In this pamphlet, Novelist Jean-Paul Sartre, the leader of the French Existentialist movement, vigorously, often brilliantly, drags a shady topic into the light. He occasionally pushes a sound idea to a silly extreme, e.g.: readers are likely to feel that Author Sartre hits the nail square on the head when he says that the anti-Semite is normally a petty bourgeois who takes "passionate pride" in being "an average man . . . a mediocre person." But they will balk...

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