NY Observer on the new Chabon Book

This review gives you a great taste of the book's complexity and substance. Meanwhile the Post called the author and book antisemitic to which the response was:

“It’d be like calling Groucho Marx anti-mustache,” the best-selling author Michael Chabon said of recent criticism in the New York Post that he and his new detective novel, The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, are anti-Semitic."
At Celebration, Chabon Confounded By Chauvinism Charges—And Hey, Where Was Wacky Wife Ayelet? by David Foxley | Media | The Transom | 05/01/07

The Big Schlep: Chabon’s Alaskan Lantzmen by Emily Barton | Arts & Culture | Book Review | 05/01/07


Anonymous said...

The NYPost writes: "Chabon "depicts some of his Jewish characters as willing to do anything, including massacring other Jews, in the cause of Zionism.""

Well, is the following quote antisemitic?

"If I knew that it would be possible to save all the children in Germany by bringing them over to England and only half of them by transporting them to Eretz Israel, then I opt for the second alternative."

Anonymous said...

I assume that you know who said these words...